Notting Hill

Notting Hill
Notting Hill
  • PG-13
  • 2h 3m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh83%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. William Thacker (Hugh grant) owns a travel bookstore in the quaint neighborhood of Notting Hill. When their paths cross, the couple comes to face the ultimate question: can two people fall in love with the whole world watching?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Charming performances provide romance aplenty.
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

t's an agreeably slick affair, with decent support performances, elegant camerawork, and several i...

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Jeff Millar

An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick.

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen

Lately, romance comedies have expanded in running time, doubtless to compensate for their shrinkag...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
Common Sense Says
Breezy but amusing '90s romcom has sex, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Notting Hill is a 1999 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. There's some profanity, including "f--k," as well as off-color one-liners of a sexual nature and men overheard speaking about having sex with celebrities in a sexist and objectifying manner. William's flatmate makes crude remarks and wears lewd T-shirts. A good deal of alcohol is consumed at parties. There are comments about breasts, men leering at breasts, questions about sleeping with someone, and jokes about masturbating. Also, a comment about seeing old friend Pandora's "box." The two leads are seen postcoital, but not naked. Lead female character, an A-list actress, learns of a sex tape of her that has surfaced and is now fodder for the tabloids. While it's a predictable enough, if wittier than average, romcom, a recurring theme is a questioning of our celebrity-obsessed culture and the way celebrities are perceived as both worthy of being placed on a pedestal but also easily knocked down for the sheer spectacle of it. A character who is confined to a wheelchair due to an unfortunate accident isn't portrayed as a lamentable victim worthy of pity, but as a dry-humored, three-dimensional character like other characters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 28, 1999
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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