PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
The Marc Chagall painting featured in the movie, and eventually given to William by Anna, is entitled "La Mariée" ("The Bride") and depicts a young bride (and a violin-playing goat).
Which way are you going?
Max: Down Kensington Church Street, then Knightsbridge, then Hyde Park Corner.
Bella: No, crazy, crazy. Go along Bayswater.
Honey: That's right. Then Park Lane.
Bernie: No, straight down to the Cromwell Road, then left.
Max: Stop right there! I will decide...
Towards the end when Anna gives William the painting, over William's right shoulder is an orange coloured book called Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels. Not, in fact, a travel book.
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)