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Love Actually (2003)

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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love Actually Is All Around  »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886,080, 7 November 2003, Limited Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andrew Lincoln wrote the romantic cards himself. In 2013, Andrew reminisced about his climactic gesture in this film with Entertainment Weekly, and revealed, "It is my handwriting! It's funny, because the Art Department did it, and then I said, 'Well, can I do it?' because I like to think that my handwriting is really good. Actually, it ended up with me having to sort of trace over the Art Department's, so it is my handwriting, but with a sort of pencil stencil underneath." See more »


The blanket on Aurelia's left shoulder keeps changing position from on and off her shoulder when they are in the house after being into the water. See more »


[first lines]
Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none...
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Referenced in All Star Mr & Mrs: Christmas Special (2015) See more »


By Rob Thomas (as Thomas) / Itaal Shur (as Shur)
Performed by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc. and BMG UK & Ireland Ltd
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To believe again...
17 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Love Actually is movie that helps you see how life redefine's it self.

Common and extraordinary lives are mixed together with such good taste that you tend to believe that you were probably wrong the last time you were angry because of someone else doings.

The cast gave us outstanding performances by Hugh Grant, Liam Neesom and Emma Thompson and characters (the rock star and his manager are just persons to love!).

Special chapter for the charming Keira Knightley that just have away herself... and that is to say probably a person very similar to the general and popular idea of what angel's are.

A movie just perfect to believe in love again.

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