10- The wrong decision (Notting Hill)
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Warning: Plot spoiler. Don't watch this end scene if you want to see the full movie.

Notting Hill, a romantic comedy with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.



- I mean, when all's said and done, she's nothing special.
- I saw her taking her trousers down and I definitely glimpsed some cellulite down there.
- Good decision, yeah. All actresses are as mad as snakes.
- Tones, what do you reckon?
- Never met her, never want to.
- Brilliant. Max?
- Absolutely. Never trust a vegetarian.
- Great. Thanks. Brilliant.
- I was called and I came. What's up?
- William's just turned down Anna Scott.
- You daft pr-ck.
- No, no. No, no, it's actually quite sensible.
- That painting isn't the original, is it?
- Um, you know, I think it might be, yeah.
- But she said she wanted to go out with you.
- Yeah.
- Well, that's nice.
- What?
- Well, you know, anyone saying they wanna go out with you is pretty great, isn't it?
- It was sort of sweet actually. Um, I mean, I know she’s an actress and all that, so she can deliver a line, but um... she said that she might be as famous as can be, but also that she was just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
- Oh, s-d a dog, I've made the wrong decision, haven't I? - Max, how fast is your car?


WHEN ALL’S SAID AND DONE= Everything considered.

GLIMPSED= If you glimpse something you have a quick view of it for a second.

CELLULITE= Grass laid in some parts of the body.

AS MAD AS SNAKES= (BrE) Completely crazy.

RECKON= (BrE) Think.

BRILLIANT= (informal BrE) Cool, great.

ABSOLUTELY= An emphatic equivalent of “of course”.

WHAT’S UP= (coll.) Hello.

TURNED DOWN= If you turn your boyfriend/girlfriend down, you tell them you want to stop going out with them, you break up with him/her.

DAFT PR-CK= (BrE) an insult. (daft= stupid)

SENSIBLE= Reasonable.

WANNA= (coll.) Want to.

PRETTY= (coll.) a word we use to emphasize (but means nothing itself).


DELIVER A LINE= Say something as if acting, without meaning it.

AS… X AS CAN BE= Very very X.

S-D A DOG= (BrE) A very rude expression of shock, surprise or regret.