Prior to last night, Notting Hill was one of my favourite movies.
It has all the makings of a classic, including but not limited to: Hugh Grant’s face but also his hair, the weedy roommate who looks like about eight people I know, and some good music that I can’t name off the top of my head right now.
But then I did what no person should ever do if they truly love a movie from the ’90s.
…I watched it again through a goddamn critical lens.
0/10, do not recommend.
You see, my issue lies with the characterisation of Anna Scott.
Scott, played by Julia Roberts, isn't just deeply flawed. She is — in a word Hugh Grant would use — 'insufferable'.