Love Actually (2003)
UK / English
"Love actually is all around. "Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
The Ultimate Romantic Comedy: Served in a British Vein (Trying for Unspoiled, cannot guarantee - Actually!)
Any picture that can have me rooting for Rowan Atkinson (who I usually
detest as Bean, actually) has to be very well-crafted for my
Rowan was the Angel Of Conscience in the film he helped the son of the
just-widowered Liam Neeson's character by pass Customs to pursue true love
of a little school-mate who happened to be a fine young Afro-American
girl(this was where love did not know Race... Color-Blind), but he did
everything to make Alan Rickman as the publisher think twice before he effed
up his marriage for a bit of materialistic fluff! (The gift-wrapping
sequence in the department store was annoying, hilarious and Bean-esque all
at the same time w/o conflicting.. Amazing!!)
Bill Nighy as the old rocker who discovered platonic love was marvelous;
Hugh Grant (brother of Rickman's wife in the flick) as the goofy good PM who
effed up Billy Bob Thornton's "Bushy" prez was superb and I liked the girl
from EastEnders as his love interest, it shows true love knows no class!
Love knows no language was shown in Colin Firth's attraction to his
Portuguese assistant when recovering from Romance betrayed - another aspect
of love, actually...
Kiera Knightley and her weird triangle was a great twist, I thought the
white guy had a crush on her husband not her! Ten stories linked in the
weirdest ways and showing that love is Universal! As for the tunes, they
were sublime and it was weird to see Bill Nighy's send-up really did do well
in the UK Xmas charts! The Power of Love, actually!
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