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Love Actually (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

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Storyline

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Love Actually Is All Around  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,886,080 (USA) (7 November 2003)

Gross:

$5,010,288 (Japan) (5 March 2004)
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Trivia

When Daniel says "We need Kate and we need Leo and we need them now", a toothpick can be seen in Daniel's left hand as he says "now". Later, Sam has a toothpick in his mouth while he and Daniel are lounging on a couch. What director Richard Curtis describes as "this toothpick business" was a result of Liam Neeson never being without a toothpick after he gave up smoking. See more »

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When Sarah and Karl are in Sarah's room, Sarah's alarm clock over her bedside table says that it is five to twelve. A bit later we can see the same alarm clock and it is ten to twelve. (Karl's watch has another time altogether, but this is not necessarily a goof.) See more »

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Prime Minister: Hello, does Natalie live here?
Harris Street little girl: No, she doesn't.
Prime Minister: Oh, dear. Okay.
Harris Street little girl: Are you singing carols?
Prime Minister: Uh, no. No I'm not.
Her friend: Please, sir, please?
Her friend: Please!
Prime Minister: Well, I suppose I could.
Her friend: Please?
Prime Minister: Alright.
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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber (uncredited)
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by Pre Teens
Courtesy of Pickwick Group Ltd
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Tripe, actually
29 June 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

A stellar cast is drawn together for...what? For the biggest load of tripe I've had the misfortune to sit through in a long time.

Hmmm...Romantic COMEDY? Laugh...I thought I'd never start - and I was not wrong. Not a chuckle, not a titter was raised. Humour of the middle-class dinner party variety doesn't work for me. Lame, obvious jokes and cartoon characters abound. "Common as muck" Natalie swears in front of the "upper-crust" Prime Minister and we're supposed to find it funny? Charming? Believable??? PREPOSTEROUS?!

LOVE? If Richard Curtis thinks his threadbare characterizations and superficial plot lines constitute or represent love in any meaningful way then he is bonkers, actually.

Utter rubbish. Disney for grown-ups.


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