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Old 06-02-2013, 03:55
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On the One Show last night. Anyone see the old woman slate his movie Notting Hill? Lol, it was awkward but amusing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:23
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On the One Show last night. Anyone see the old woman slate his movie Notting Hill? Lol, it was awkward but amusing.
no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:57
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and I thought I was the only one who found Notting Hill boring.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:14
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18:44 on iPlayer. Although not that tense at all.

Speaking of twee middle class people... The One Show ticks every box.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:19
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no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people


Itíll be on again at 1pm BBC2.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16
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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.......
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:24
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'Notting Hill' was poor but 'Love Actually' stinks, so saccarine it makes your teeth hurt.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:34
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:50
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I think the lady was being a bit cheeky & Richard took it good humour
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:53
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I think the lady was being a bit cheeky & Richard took it good humour
Agree. She was a rude old trout.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:57
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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
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:00
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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!
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:40
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'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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:42
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:07
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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
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:22
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:26
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:49
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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
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:02
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:29
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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?
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:33
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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?
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:39
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:45
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no but i wish i had i cant stand his twee films full of lovable eccentric middle class people
Can't beat the Monkey Dust sketch on him.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:46
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 16:47
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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??

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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