All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly ...
All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There's also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Michael Hastings, Rovi
I had already seen this movie a couple of times..this is one of those I never get tired of seeing.
Jan 29, 2009
To Be An Adult Christmas Classic
This is one of my absolutely favorite movies. I like it so much that I own several copies which I share with any friend who has not seen the movie. This movie is NOT FOR CHILDREN because of some profanity and nudity. Love Actually is about romantic love, the love of friends, the love of parents for their children. The themes of love betrayed, love found, love hoped for, and love fulfilled are delightful and touching.
Jul 22, 2008
Love is actually....all around
This is a beautiful feel good romantic comedy. Essentially, we get to watch different stories about people falling in and out of love and everything in between. What made this unique, in my opinion, is how all the characters at some point over lapped into another character's story. This is by no means a chick flick, men will also enjoy this movie as well. Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister really well, but it did crack me up to see Billy Bob Thornton as the US president!
If you enjoyed this movie here are also a few others that are similar: Bridget Jones' Diary, The Holiday, Pride and Prejudice.