Notting Hill – A Classic

Anyone not reading my film posts for the first time, knows that they are not in chronological order, but in the order that I get to see them. I was so impressed by ‘Notting Hill’ that I am writing about it even though the movie is as old as 1999. The movie is a romantic comedy, both in equal proportions. Speaking of romance, it is so gently yet so deeply involved, so captivating, so emotional that it falls in the all time favorites for romantic films. Julia Roberts is at her best. Well she always is in so many other films as well. Excellent actor and so very natural. Hugh Grant portrays ‘William Thacker’ (I had to google to find his name as I was not aware) and he is soothingly calm and pleasant but does justice to his role as well.

On the comedy front too the film scores very well and is nicely integrated into the script. Songs need a special mention, especially ‘She’ by Elvis is top class. I was so captivated, I present below the video from ‘YouTube’ for your pleasure and also the lyrics if you plan to sing on behalf of someone, someone you love and care a lot. You will enjoy it. Believe me !!

May be the face I can’t forget
The trace of pleasure or regret
May be my treasure or the price I have to pay
May be the song that summer sings
May be the chill that autumn brings
May be a hundred different things
Within the measure of a day

May be the beauty or the beast
May be the famine or the feast
May turn each day into a heaven or a hell
She may be the mirror of my dreams
The smile reflected in a stream
She may not be what she may seem
Inside her shell

Who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud
No one’s allowed to see them when they cry
May be the love that cannot hope to last
May come to me from shadows of the past
That I’ll remember till the day I die

May be the reason I survive
The why and wherefore I’m alive
The one I’ll care for through the rough in ready years
I’ll take her laughter and her tears
And make them all my souvenirs
For where she goes I’ve got to be
The meaning of my life is

She, oh she

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