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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »



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Lulu Popplewell ...
Daisy - Her Daughter


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Very romantic. Very comedy. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

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


$59,365,105 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Directorial debut of Richard Curtis. See more »


When Colin visits the Wisconsin girls' home, the house is shown from the outside. On the street, a parked car is seen on the side of the street, facing the wrong direction. In America, unlike Britain, a parked car must be facing the direction of traffic, and all traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road. (This is not a traffic rule that is commonly ignored, and in Milwaukee, a vehicle parked facing the wrong direction would be ticketed and towed.) See more »


Jamie: "Grandi," uh... grande familio. Grande traditsione- The Christmas presents. Stupido.
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Crazy Credits

Harriet, the sexy one - Shannon Elizabeth See more »


Referenced in 'Gavin & Stacey': How It Happened (2007) See more »


Wherever You Will Go
By Aaron Kamin (as Kamin) / Alex Band (as Band)
Performed by The Calling
Courtesy of RCA Records
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User Reviews

Simply perfect
15 February 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me smile, hug everyone, tell everyone how much I loved them!!! I think the music is the true soul of this movie. Cheers for the director!!! So many beautiful films he's been doing for so long!!! There was no need of marvelous photography, neither splendorous costume...but every detail was placed perfectly. Excellent actors and performances. It was a very good combination of experienced ones and some others one had never seen before. I liked very much how the director showed how open minded the English people are, by the way Liam Neeson talked to Sam and some other aspects on other dialogues as well (related to sex) It is remarkable also the way they mention the American society. Not criticizing the people and the culture, buy yes the government. CONGRATULATIONS ENGLAND!!!!

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