Quick notes on 'Notting Hill'.
I think what I'm trying to say here is that I expected myself to enjoy this film much more than I did. Sure, overall Hugh Grant was charming with his bumbling mannerisms. And I did love London as a backdrop. But I couldn't help but wonder if this film was received as cheesily when it came out in 1999 as I am in 2013. I didn't believe the chemistry between Grant and Roberts. And I think a lot of that was due to the contrived "professions of love" exchanged between them. "I'm just a girl standing here wanting a boy to love me" or however it goes. I was so put off by it, I can't even be bothered to Google it to see if I got it right.
While it may come off that I really disliked this film, I actually did enjoy it--I just was hoping for more. I wasn't engaged enough. Not fully, not sustained. Goodness, I hope I'll be nicer next time I quickly jot down my thoughts on a watch.