PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
Has a similar theme to Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), in that Hugh Grant's character falls in love with an American woman who he sees periodically when she visits the UK, and the romance takes place over a timespan of several months.
I can't believe you have that picture on your wall.
William: You like Chagall?
Anna Scott: I do. It feels like how being in love should be. Floating through a dark blue sky.
William: With a goat playing the violin.
Anna Scott: Yes - happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat.
When Anna wants to use the bathroom, it is the door seen from the bottom of the stairs. Later on that same day it becomes William's bedroom door. Also, in one shot, the bathroom door has windows. Later in the movie, it becomes a plan wooden door.
The coloured dots and symbols pop up in time with the music (And when the word 'heart' is sung, a litte red heart appears)
In his commentary on the DVD, director Roger Michell indicates that the song "She" is sung in "some territories" by Charles Aznavour, but it was thought that a French vocalist singing "in an English film about an American star" might be too confusing so they brought in Elvis Costello to do a cover version. The version shown in Thailand (and some other countries), and on the DVD issued there has Aznavour singing the song under the head credits. Elvis Costello's cover is used in the last sequence of the film, just like in the American and British releases. In addition, the Thai version finishes with "FROM THE HEART" (Performed By Another Level Written by Diane Warren) instead of "NO MATTER WHAT" by Boyzone.
£152,532 (UK) (23 May 1999)