Monday, December 07, 2009

Nothing Hill

Nothing Hill Movie Review

Cast: Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
Directed by: Roger Michell

Genre: Comedy
and Romance
Can the most famous film star in the world fall for just an ordinary guy?

Synopsis. Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can't believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world's most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press. Written by Julian Reischl

The Verdict

Tune In. No matter what by Boyzone, I do (Cherish you) by 98 Degress, She by Elvis Costello, When you say nothing at all by Ronan Keating and my favorite You’ve got a way by Shiana Twain. In creating a movie, it is a must to have good music. Music is one of the factors that deliver the audience into the emotions that want to express. Imagine a horror movie with a jolly soundtrack. Well, isn’t that weird? The meticulous choice of love songs is just superb! Also, the tunes make people remember this movie without difficulty.

Surreal but nice! Having a tagline for a movie is familiar with us Filipinos. Remember that, "walang himala, ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao." I know I sound oldie but come on kids know that even though they are wondering who Nora Aunor is. Excuse me, what's the tittle of the movie by the way? Another ingredient for a movie to be successful is the quotable quotes. Those phrases that you wanna hear over and over again, lines that inspires young filmmakers. For this movie, "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, aking him to love me" When you hear that, you know its from Notting Hill!

A little mistake. When William takes Anna back to his apartment, after the thrown-orange-juice incident, his shirt is stained, she comes into the apartment and changes. Then she leaves. When she returns to get her other bag, his shirt is still stained but after she kisses him the stain is gone. Magic kiss eh?

Thrill on every hill. Filipinos are spoiled viewers. Most of the time when there’s a tragic ending it is considered as a bad movie, this makes me love the film. For this one, there are a couple of times when you would say uhhhh, how sweet but then suddenly they are not on each other’s arms again. Their happiness was always as thin as ice, making the viewers eager on knowing when will they end up together.

Surreal but real. Most movies would use an idea of using the ordinary lives of people as the basis while for this one is just surreal, a one in a million chance. Yet, I think how come people can relate is that this could be a common dream-love-story of most of us can relate. Either they would admit it or let it dwells on the subconscious mind.

With wit. So William guessed that Leonardo de Carpio is an Italian director, nice wild guess, but didn’t get even managed to hit any ring used in darts. Another thing, Whoopsidaisies! Great that I don’t use that expression, so that makes me not from the 50’s.

All time favorite. I saw this movie for a multitude of times now. Twice this day. This movie never fails to give its audience the exuberance of falling in love.