I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy pretty woman


Source: Notting Hill

Speaker: Anna Scott

I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.


This line is spoken by Anna Scott, played by Julia Roberts, in the film Notting Hill, directed by Roger Michell (1999).

Notting Hill is really a fairy tale masquerading as a romantic comedy. First of all, its main character, William Thacker, owns a travel bookstore and somehow has enough money to eat and live in London. Second, he falls in mutually reciprocated love with the world’s biggest movie star.

This super romantic line pops up in the movie when Anna has kind of messed up with Will and is asking for a second chance. It might not change his mind immediately, but don’t worry—Will comes around. Anna is the biggest movie star in the world, after all.

Where you’ve heard it

If you’re a big fan of British romantic comedies, you might hope that someone you like uses this line on you one day.

To no one’s surprise, this line made it on Hollywood.com’s list of the 25 most romantic movie lines.

Pretentious Factor

If you were to drop this quote at a dinner party, would you get an in-unison “awww” or would everyone roll their eyes and never invite you back? Here it is, on a scale of 1-10.

Public confessions of love are kind of awkward and tacky, especially if you quote a line from a romantic comedy while doing so.

Some of them are a little different, we admit …

25. “He’s got a real pretty mouth on him, don’t he?” — Toothless Man in Deliverance (1972)

24. “I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.”– Montgomery Clift to Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun

23. “I love you, Pumpkin.”
“I love you too, Honey Bunny. Alright, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!
“And if any of you f—ing pr–ks move, and I’ll execute every motherf–ing last one of ya!”– Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction

22. “But for now, let me say — without hope or agenda, just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth — to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you . Until you look like this . Merry Christmas.”– Andrew Lincoln to Keira Knightley in Love Actually (pictured)

21. “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Julia Roberts to Hugh Grant in Notting Hill

20. “…I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and … I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me.” — Jack Nicholson to Helen Hunt in As Good as It Gets

19. “What I really want to do with my life — what I want to do for a living — is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it.” — John Cusack in Say Anything

18. “I’m very discreet but … I will haunt your dreams.”– Jane Lynch to Steve Carell in The 40 Year-Old Virgin

17. “Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you … You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.” — Leonardo DiCaprio to Kate Winslet in Titanic (pictured)

16. “…You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.” — Daniel Day-Lewis to Madeleine Stowe in The Last of the Mohicans

15. “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” — Clark Gable to Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind

14. “You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts.” — Owen Wilson to unsuspecting female wedding guest in Wedding Crashers

13. “I thought we would meet only in death.” — Freida Pinto to Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire

12. “Well, I believe in the soul, the c–k, the p—y, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” — Kevin Costner to Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham

11. “As you wish” — Cary Elwes to Robin Wright Penn in The Princess Bride

10. “Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?” — Woody Allen to Diane Keaton in Annie Hall

9. “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Billy Crystal to Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally

8. “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic. — Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle

7. “ … If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love … I love … I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” — Matthew MacFadyen to Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice

6. “That’s my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that’s where my home is.” — James Garner in The Notebook
5. “Here’s looking at you, kid” — Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (pictured)

4. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” — Ali MacGraw to Ryan O’Neal in Love Story

3. “You had me at hello.”– Renee Zellweger to Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire

2. “I wish I knew how to quit you!” —Jake Gyllenhaal to Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain
1.“You are my life now.” — Robert Pattinson to Kristen Stewart in Twilight

WHOLEHEARTED:”I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”

Movie quote from: Steel Magnolias (1989) – Shelby (Julia Roberts)

I am always impressed by people who seek to experience all life has to offer. Undeterred by personal challenges or life’s obstacles, these individuals expect full value from their days. They are ‘all in’, wholeheartedly pursuing the life they desire. In the film Steel Magnolias, this spirit is personified in Shelby (Julia Roberts) and supported by an all-star cast of spicy Southern belles. The character Truvy (Dolly Parton) tells us that “laughter through tears” is her favorite emotion. This is the core emotion featured in the film as a group of straight-up friends live with the drama and great laughter of wholehearted lives.

Steel Magnolias features the interlaced lives of six strong women who frequent a Louisiana beauty parlor. Never fearful to state their opinions, these women engage in funny and touching conversations that drive the film. Discussions focus on the events of each other’s lives, including Shelby’s pending marriage and her commitment to having a baby. There are health risks associated with her decision yet she’s willing to risk everything to have a child. The results of her decision lay the foundation for the movie’s most profound and meaningful scenes.

The film raises a tough question. Should we support the dreams of a person if those dreams have an element of danger? My opinion is clear. Whenever possible, we must support the pursuit of personal passions. Support safety, mitigate uncertainties, but never mess with someone’s dreams. That’s where life is found.

We have each made the choice to take the easier path. We allow illness, inconvenience, uncertainty, or lack of knowledge to interfere with our pursuit of personal interests. Shelby did not miss these opportunities. Her character illustrates the rich results of pursuing “thirty minutes of wonderful” rather than “a lifetime of nothing special.” You may question her choices in the film but you can’t question her commitment to living life. Shelby is a role model for anyone allowing their shortcomings to disconnect themselves from life.

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“I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her….”

Hope TrustFollow Feb 15, 2018 · 2 min read

Quite a poignant moment, as I sat with him watching Notting Hill. “See” I said, “that’s me, asking you” to which he smiled. Queue Lauryn Hill in my head “It could oh be so simple….”

I didn’t really get a response to be fair, I just hoped it resonated with him. Who knows?

So yesterday, was our first Valentines Day, post “call it what you will?”. Ordinarily, we do not celebrate or buy each other things. Viewing the day as “a money making scam” and “why have one day were you show your partner how much you care”. I have, in the past, agreed with this.

This year was and is different. I thought he would make an effort, a small token in light of recent events. But, no there was nothing and I found myself questioning his commitment to try, again.

Yesterday, was a tough day! I can’t share that with him as he sees it as me being moody and he reacts by stepping away from me. I don’t want that – his deception has made me very “clingy” and “needy” for want of a better word!

I noticed that he was on Facebook Messenger, averaging every hour. My demons told me he was chatting with said hippy. They were swapping Valentines love and terms of endearment. My day snowballed from there.

I called him and he clarified he was talking with friends and sent me a screen grab. This satisfied me a little, but it did nothing to stop me from trawling the internet, using her name, to see what I could find. I had no idea what I was looking for. I discovered she was born in ‘69, 3 years older than me.

I had a deep, meaningful and honest chat with a close friend and it brought all my emotions to the forefront. I was raging again, my heart pounding and tears stinging my eyes, god damn salty tears.

My demon was insistent, “leave, walk out, see if he cares, you know he won’t!!”. I rationalised and continued on with preparing dinner. My son would be hungry – don’t want to be a bad mum.

I glanced over to the Gin bottle and thought of using that to calm down a little. It was 5pm, a little early really. I waited until 6.30pm and opened a mellow red instead. He walked in from work soon after and I was calm. Well, I would be, he was home with me and I knew were he was and what he was doing.

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Julia Roberts’s infectious smile is not the only thing that defines her.

She is an amazing actress. Her famous and formidable roles in movies like Pretty Woman, Erin Brockovich, Notting Hill, Mystic Pizza is much extolled as she has done full justice to it; making it seem like it was tailor made for her. But more importantly, she reflects an aura of self-confidence with true beauty. She truly represents that female actresses can be bankable and she has proved this fact by being awarded for essaying such meaningful roles.

Other than that, she has an unprecedented simplicity to her persona which makes most of the people go ‘Oh Yes! Julia Roberts’. You wouldn’t see her flaunting a bikini just to make people believe ‘she has still got it’.

So, here are some of her quotes from her famous movies that totally deserve a mention.

1. Pretty Woman

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This is Julia’s most memorable role. She plays a hooker in this movie. Every woman wanted to be Julia after seeing this movie. Even after so many years, it’s still quoted as the best film.

2. Notting Hill

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This is one of my favorite quotes from the movie and I loved this movie. Julia’s character is of a movie star who ends up falling in love with a common man.

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding

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Again, shows the real emotion when Julia’s character falls in love with her best friend. She tries to win him back after he decides to marry someone else.

4. Eat Pray Love

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This was an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat Pray Love. This movie is a masterpiece. It revolves around Julia’s travel chronicles after she divorces her husband.

5. Erin Brockovich

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This is the dramatization of a true story of Erin Brockovich and Julia has done full justice to it. Her riveting portrayal of a feisty single mother who nearly single-handedly took on a corporate giant and helped families win a complex class action suit won her accolades and she won the Academy Award for this role.

6. Steel Magnolias

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The film revolves around a group of women and how their lives are affected after the death of one of their own.

7. Mona Lisa Smile

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This again turned out to be her defining roles. The character Katherine Ann Watson is truly phenomenal. One of my favorite quotes is: I don’t even want you to like it. What I want you to do is consider it.

8. Runaway Bride

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This character has already run away from three of her weddings and she decides not to in the fourth one. It’s really fun and an emotional watch. Must watch if you’re a die-hard romantic.

9. Hook

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It’s a fancy adventure film where Julia plays Tinker Bell. Directed by Steven Speilberg, this one was another masterpiece.

10. The Mexican

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This is a mixture of romantic comedy and adventure.

11. Closer

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This movie was recognized with a number of awards and recognitions, including Oscar nominations and Golden Globe awards. It’s an intense look at relationships, love, and lust.

12. Sleeping With The Enemy

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This movie will tell you that appearances can be deceiving. Julia Roberts at first appears to be the pampered wife of a well-to-do loving husband (played with evil intensity by Patrick Bergin), but we quickly learn all is not well.

13. Mystic Pizza

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Julia Roberts looks so young and fresh, and that hair! This still continues to be the fan favorite.

These are some of the dialogues from her famous movies. Although I cannot limit it in 13 points, but nevertheless, they totally bring out the real emotion of nuances of life.

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