Notting Hill script
Notting Hill (1999)
Synopsis: William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

SPIKE:

I suspect you'll prefer the next one.

And he re-enters in a white t-shirt, with a large arrow,

pointing down to his flies, saying, 'Get It Here.'

SPIKE:

Cool, huh?

WILLIAM:

Yes -- she might think you don't have

true love on your mind.

SPIKE:

Wouldn't want that...

(and back up he goes)

Okay -- just one more.

He comes down wearing it. Lots of hearts, saying, 'You're the

most beautiful woman in the world.'

WILLIAM:

Well, yes, that's perfect. Well

done.

SPIKE:

Thanks. Great. Wish me luck.

WILLIAM:

Good luck.

Spike turns and walks upstairs proudly. Revealing that on the

back of the t-shirt, also printed in big letters, is written

'Fancy a fuck?'

EXT. PORTOBELLO ROAD - DAY

WILLIAM (V.O.)

And so it was just another hopeless

Wednesday, as I set off through the

market to work, little suspecting

that this was the day which would

change my life forever. This is

work, by the way, my little travel

book shop...

A small unpretentious store... named 'The Travel Book Co.'

WILLIAM (V.O.)

... which, well, sells travel books

-- and, to be frank with you, doesn't

always sell many of those.

William enters.

INT. THE BOOKSHOP - DAY

It is a small shop, slightly chaotic, bookshelves everywhere,

with little secret bits round corners with even more books.

Martin, William's sole employee, is waiting enthusiastically.

He is very keen, an uncrushable optimist. Perhaps without

cause. A few seconds later, William stands gloomily behind the

desk.

WILLIAM:

Classic. Absolutely classic.

Profit from major sales push -- minus

?347.

MARTIN:

Shall I go get a cappuccino? Ease the

pain.

WILLIAM:

Yes, better get me a half. All I can

afford.

MARIN:

I get your logic. Demi-capu coming up.

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Richard Curtis

Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE (born 8 November 1956) is a New Zealand-born English screenwriter, producer and film director. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean and The Vicar of Dibley. He is also the co-founder of the British charity Comic Relief along with Lenny Henry. more…

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