Love Actually (2003)


Movie Review

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Starring: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Laura Linney, Gregor Fisher, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Heikie Makatsch

With a cast that includes some of the finest British actors of our time, Love Actually does the impossible and creatively spins multiple tales of love and romance without ever missing a beat.  There’s Daniel (Liam Neeson) who is recovering from the loss of his wife while simultaneously helping his young stepson Sam through his first crush. David (Hugh Grant) is Britain’s new prime minister who is enchanted by one of his staff members (Martine McCutcheon). Harry (Alan Rickman) and Karen (Emma Thompson) are the old married couple who seem to have it all, except for a female lurking in the wings.  Jamie (Colin Firth) is a writer who secludes himself in a cabin after finding his girlfriend in bed with his brother; but he gets more than he bargains for with his Portuguese assistant.   These tales, along with many others, seamlessly intersect and what follows is a beautiful tapestry of what love means in the lives of the different characters.

Grab some eggnog, snuggle up with your significant other and enjoy love from the other side of the pond.



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