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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.

Director:

Richard Curtis

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Billy Mack
Gregor Fisher ... Joe
Rory MacGregor Rory MacGregor ... Engineer
Colin Firth ... Jamie
Sienna Guillory ... Jamie's Girlfriend
Liam Neeson ... Daniel
Emma Thompson ... Karen
Lulu Popplewell Lulu Popplewell ... Daisy - Her Daughter
Kris Marshall ... Colin Frissell
Heike Makatsch ... Mia
Martin Freeman ... John
Joanna Page ... Just Judy
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Peter
Andrew Lincoln ... Mark
Keira Knightley ... Juliet
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Very romantic. Very comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English | Portuguese | French

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Actually Is All Around See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$59,696,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,942,017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| | (Asian Edition)

Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2017 a handful of the main cast members re-united for a one off special for Comic relief. Aired on the BBC in March 2017. The sketch lasted 10 minutes and followed up on some of the cast members and their lives in 2017. One highlight was Hugh Grant dancing to Drake's Hotline Bling. See more »

Goofs

The PM watches Billy Mack on an episode of Parkinson - it is shown in "proper" 16:9 widescreen (obvious from the amount of space on either side of the chairs). Parkinson was never produced in widescreen, even after the BBC started aggressively producing more shows in 16:9 after the advent of digital TV in the UK. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The list of the cast in the opening credits are arranged alphabetically according to their first name. See more »

Alternate Versions

Asian releases (except for Japan and The Philippines) of the film remove the John and Judy subplot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 December 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wherever You Will Go
(2001)
By Aaron Kamin (as Kamin) / Alex Band (as Band)
Performed by The Calling
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Simply perfect
15 February 2006 | by margaretnicoraSee 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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