YMMV / Notting Hill

  • Fridge Logic:
    • Did William really expect a modern actress to have worked with Leonardo DaVinci, given that the latter has been dead for over 400 years?
    • Why wasn't William's mother at his sister's birthday party?
      • After you turn 25 years old or older, you don't celebrate every single birthday with your parents. Some can be just with friends, and in some years parents are fine with just a phone call. Given that William sometimes forgets to call his mother back, they probably aren't the kind of family that keeps in touch every week.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Hi, guys — oh, holy fuck!!"
    • All of Spike's first date t-shirts.
    • "There's something wrong with this yoghurt." "It's not yogurt. It's mayonnaise." "Oh. There we are, then." He continues to eat it.
    • William climbing over the fence.
    • Spike: "Just going to the kitchen to get some food, then I'm going to tell you a story that will make your balls shrink to the size of raisins."
    • Spike encountering the reporters outside his front door and posing for photographs in his underpants, followed by him checking himself over in a mirror.
      Spike: How did I look? Not bad, not at all bad! Well-chosen briefs, I'd say. Chicks love grey. Nice, firm, buttocks!
  • Retroactive Recognition: So, the child actress William interviews in the movie will grow up to be Marissa Cooper...
  • Wheelchair Woobie: Subverted. How Bella got into the wheelchair is a sad story and you feel especially bad for her once you learn she and her husband can't conceive, but she's perfectly self-assured and one of the movie's strongest females.
  • Tear Jerker: The song that bookends the movie - ''She'', sung here by Elvis Costello.
    • She who always seemed so happy in a crowd, whose eyes can be so private and so proud, no one's allowed to see them when they cry....