Notting Hill

Corrected entry: When Hugh Grant enters The Ritz from the street outside he walks to the lift with the Time Out journalist behind him. The green, digital number on the wall indicates that the lift is on level 5. It is not possible that they walked into The Ritz on level 5, not the ground floor, and then tried to travel up to the third floor, as the journalist requests. (00:22:45)

Correction: The digital number on the elevator says "G" for ground floor as is customary in the UK - it does not say level 5.


Corrected entry: At one point, driving down Haymarket, they turn left into a side street to take a shortcut round Trafalgar Square. The next scene shows the Rhys Ifans character stopping the traffic next to Admiralty Arch to let the car come out of a side street. However, to get to the street out of which they are shown as emerging, the car would have had to drive all the way round Trafalgar Square and turn left off Cockspur Street, almost back where they started. The street they turned into off Haymarket comes out on Pall Mall East and the only way to go is along the north side of Trafalgar Square. So unless there's a wormhole between the two streets, the shortcut was anything but.

Correction: They have an argument in the movie about exactly this. They discuss if the route they're taking is really a shortcut. So Bernie, who suggested this route, is wrong.


Corrected entry: The bus that Hugh Grant catches on Piccadilly, after visiting Julia Roberts in the Ritz Hotel, is the N52, which does not go along Piccadilly at all.

Correction: The N52 does go along Piccadilly, it starts at Victoria and goes through Piccadilly Circus, along Piccadilly towards Hyde Park Corner, and then Notting Hill Gate. The 52 however, which operates during the day, goes a different route and does not go along Piccadilly.


Corrected entry: During the opening credits you see Anna at a press conference facing an enormous crowd of photographers. There is a blinding series of flashes, but in slow motion you can see that most of them don't originate from flashlights. (00:02:05)


Correction: Isn't there a rule about if it has to be seen in slo-mo then its not a mistake?


Corrected entry: In the scene when Anna first walks into the shop, her hair is really long and goes about half way down her back. When she goes to the flat, and throughout most of the rest of the film, her hair is shoulder length. There is another instance when she once again has really long hair, when she is eating in the restaurant with Will.

Correction: Anna's hair is shorter in front than in the back, so normally, when we see her face, her hair will seem shorter than it really is. In both of the scenes where her hair is "longer", the short front part is pulled back.


Corrected entry: During the scene where Hugh Grant is walking through Notting Hill as the seasons change, you can see his sister by a flower cart having a fight with her boyfriend. She has short, red hair. In the next scene, she walks into his shop and says "I got her phone number." She now has longer blond hair. In the very next scene, that night, she again has short red hair.

Correction: Maybe a wig, given her penchant for odd hair...

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Continuity mistake: Every time they show the outside of the bookstore, on the left you see the same adult drying a child's tears. (00:17:55)

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Trivia: The house with the blue door (William's residence) was formerly the home of the movie's screenplay writer, Richard Curtis.

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Question: What did it say on the bench in the garden they climbed over the fence for?

Answer: "For June who loved this garden - from Joseph who always sat beside her." And below that, "June Wetherby 1917-1992" with a picture of a three leaf clover underneath. Upon seeing the inscription, Julia Roberts comments, "some people *do* spend their whole lives together."

Michael Albert
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