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candyfloss2000 06-02-2013 03:55

Richard Curtis' Movie is Boring, says woman to his face
 
On the One Show last night. Anyone see the old woman slate his movie Notting Hill? Lol, it was awkward but amusing. :D:D:D

mrblank 06-02-2013 04:23

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Originally Posted by candyfloss2000 (Post 64092237)
On the One Show last night. Anyone see the old woman slate his movie Notting Hill? Lol, it was awkward but amusing. :D:D:D

no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people :D

LIZALYNN 06-02-2013 05:57

and I thought I was the only one who found Notting Hill boring. :confused:

Tassium 06-02-2013 06:14

18:44 on iPlayer. Although not that tense at all.

Speaking of twee middle class people... The One Show ticks every box.

Straker 06-02-2013 06:19

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Originally Posted by mrblank (Post 64092297)
no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people :D



Itíll be on again at 1pm BBC2.

The Gatherer 06-02-2013 10:16

I actually liked Notting Hill (apart from the ridiculous chase near the end), I think the idea of a "normal" person falling in love with a star is quite interesting. But as for the rubbish Love Actually and Vincent and the Doctor.......:mad:

haphash 06-02-2013 11:24

'Notting Hill' was poor but 'Love Actually' stinks, so saccarine it makes your teeth hurt.

Midnight Moggy 06-02-2013 12:34

I think Richard Curtis is a supremely talented writer. People tend to forget all the other things he has done like Blackadder and Vicar of Dibley.

I love Notting Hill, especially Dylan Moran's and Rhys Ifans' characters and the bit in the travel book shop where the customer keeps asking for various novels or fiction, and Hugh Grant says "Martin. Your Customer" to his colleague.

chloeb 06-02-2013 12:50

I think the lady was being a bit cheeky & Richard took it good humour

Ella Nut 06-02-2013 12:53

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Originally Posted by chloeb (Post 64095910)
I think the lady was being a bit cheeky & Richard took it good humour

Agree. She was a rude old trout.

chloeb 06-02-2013 12:57

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Originally Posted by Ella Nut (Post 64095958)
Agree. She was a rude old trout.

He got his own back..she said her favourite was Casablanca & he replied he found that boring Lol

Ella Nut 06-02-2013 13:00

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Originally Posted by chloeb (Post 64096046)
He got his own back..she said her favourite was Casablanca & he replied he found that boring Lol

So he did. And it went right over her head. Woosh!

lundavra 06-02-2013 13:40

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Originally Posted by haphash (Post 64094535)
'Notting Hill' was poor but 'Love Actually' stinks, so saccarine it makes your teeth hurt.

I would rather watch either of them in preference to the usual Hollywood type which seem to be judged by the number of completely unrealistic explosions.

culttvfan 06-02-2013 14:42

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Originally Posted by chloeb (Post 64096046)
He got his own back..she said her favourite was Casablanca & he replied he found that boring Lol

Just shows in addition to making repetitive, lame films he can't recognize a good one. Thought the old woman was very funny.

paperplanes_ 06-02-2013 15:07

I love Notting Hill, it's my favourite guilty pleasure film, I know it's a bit cheesy but it's not pretending to be anything other than a fun, romantic comedy

culttvfan 06-02-2013 15:22

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Originally Posted by paperplanes_ (Post 64097990)
I love Notting Hill, it's my favourite guilty pleasure film, I know it's a bit cheesy but it's not pretending to be anything other than a fun, romantic comedy

Just a shame it fails on the fun and the comedy.

Ella Nut 06-02-2013 15:26

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Originally Posted by culttvfan (Post 64097604)
Just shows in addition to making repetitive, lame films he can't recognize a good one. Thought the old woman was very funny.

I don't think for a second he really meant Casablanca was boring, he was just retorting to the old trout. I find it strange that people think it's alright for old folk to be rude, that Alex thingy was laughing like a drain. It's somehow funny because well, they're just being a bit eccentric, oh it's their age,oh she's a right character that one...etc. I've long since come to the conclusion that rude old trouts were almost certainly also rude young trouts.

I know I sound like I'm about to fire off a strongly-worded letter to Points Of View about allowing elderly hooligans onto our screens....

Having said all this, Richard could not have handled it better.

candyfloss2000 06-02-2013 15:49

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Originally Posted by Ella Nut (Post 64098312)
I don't think for a second he really meant Casablanca was boring, he was just retorting to the old trout. I find it strange that people think it's alright for old folk to be rude, that Alex thingy was laughing like a drain. It's somehow funny because well, they're just being a bit eccentric, oh it's their age,oh she's a right character that one...etc. I've long since come to the conclusion that rude old trouts were almost certainly also rude young trouts.

I know I sound like I'm about to fire off a strongly-worded letter to Points Of View about allowing elderly hooligans onto our screens....

Having said all this, Richard could not have handled it better.

i agree totally. I think alex was laughing out of awkwardness though. It was funny but the old woman was not very dignified. lol

Rowan Hedge 06-02-2013 16:02

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Originally Posted by Ella Nut (Post 64095958)
Agree. She was a rude old trout.

Nothing rude about having an opinion about the crap he churns out that masquerades as entertainment, he is a typical luvvie who writes for luvvies.

Notting Hill was an abortion void of creativeness and charm.

lundavra 06-02-2013 16:29

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Originally Posted by Rowan Hedge (Post 64098890)
Nothing rude about having an opinion about the crap he churns out that masquerades as entertainment, he is a typical luvvie who writes for luvvies.

Notting Hill was an abortion void of creativeness and charm.

I can't understand why so much bad feeling towards him. Both films mentioned are fine for what they are, neither are big expensive productions that rely 99% on special effects. I seem to remember that they wanted a big name for Four Weddings and got Andie MacDowell because she wanted to work with Richard Curtis. I would not be surprised if Julia Roberts worked on Notting Hill for less than what she would normally get in Hollywood.

Perhaps you can elucidate us in what you consider are good films that are not void of creativeness and charm?

The Gatherer 06-02-2013 16:33

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Originally Posted by Rowan Hedge (Post 64098890)
Nothing rude about having an opinion about the crap he churns out that masquerades as entertainment, he is a typical luvvie who writes for luvvies.

Notting Hill was an abortion void of creativeness and charm.

Do you actually know what an abortion is?

Trsvis_Bickle 06-02-2013 16:39

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Originally Posted by chloeb (Post 64096046)
He got his own back..she said her favourite was Casablanca & he replied he found that boring Lol

Er, so how did that work as a witty retort then? If the woman had actually written Casablanca, I can see how it might be a put-down but she obviously didn't.

SomeRandom 06-02-2013 16:45

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Originally Posted by mrblank (Post 64092297)
no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people :D

Can't beat the Monkey Dust sketch on him.

Ella Nut 06-02-2013 16:46

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Originally Posted by Rowan Hedge (Post 64098890)
Nothing rude about having an opinion about the crap he churns out that masquerades as entertainment, he is a typical luvvie who writes for luvvies.

Notting Hill was an abortion void of creativeness and charm.

You are right, there is nothing rude about having an opinion. However, there is a LOT rude about voicing it in the way she did.

I have many opinions on many things, as pretty much everyone does, but I choose not to blurt most of them out as I understand what's appropriate and what isn't.

Trsvis_Bickle 06-02-2013 16:47

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Originally Posted by Midnight Moggy (Post 64095623)
I think Richard Curtis is a supremely talented writer. People tend to forget all the other things he has done like Blackadder and Vicar of Dibley.

So you're citing The Vicar of Dibley in Curtis' defence??:eek:

As for Blackadder, although 'co-wrote' all of them, the actually funny ones were only 'co-written' by Ben Elton. Coincidence?


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