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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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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:

Love actually is all around. 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

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Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Linney filmed this movie in London, while she was working on Mystic River (2003) in Boston. She flew across the Atlantic Ocean several times within few months, in order to complete her work on both films. See more »

Goofs

When Jamie first meets Aurelia and is attempting to speak Portuguese, he says "Molto bueno," which Eleonore informs him is Spanish. In fact, "molto" is Italian. 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

Harriet, the sexy one - Shannon Elizabeth See more »

Connections

Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Where Were We? (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(1818)
(Traditional)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited)
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by Pre Teens
Courtesy of Pickwick Group Ltd
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They don't make them better than this...
2 March 2006 | by bernie_lockwoodSee all my reviews

I really didn't know they made movies like this anymore... it's been a long time since I could honestly say that here is a movie worth seeing, renting, owning. They really didn't leave anything out. They covered all their bases on this one. As a Romance Novel Reader, and as a Romance/Comedy Buff, I say I AM IMPRESSED. And I thank whoever wrote the script and hope he's a happy man, as he has made me happy every time I watch this. It made me laugh, and cry, and hope, and dream. There was love actually everywhere. Not to mention the fact that I am Portuguese and so did not need to read the subtitles to understand those beautiful scenes in Marseilles. How beautifully written this was!!! I applaud. My co-workers applaud, my family and friends to whom I recommended this movie to applaud...


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