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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

Runtime:

| | (Asian Edition)

Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has 3 Oscar winners: Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, and Billy Bob Thornton , and 4 Oscar nominees: Liam Neeson, Kiera Knightly, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Laura Linney. See more »

Goofs

There is a UK Fruit Machine in the "Wisconsin" Bar. 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

Terence, who's in charge - Frank Moorey 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 Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.4 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Want For Christmas Is You
(1994)
By Mariah Carey (as Carey) / Walter Afanasieff
Arranged by Flood
Performed by Olivia Olson
Courtesy of Universal Pictures Music
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User Reviews

... a christmas classic, out of the chute!
1 November 2003 | by WCS02See all my reviews

Finally something fresh for Christmas. Sure, it takes 20 years to determine whether a film becomes a classic. Trust me: the ingredients are there: Character chemistry, fresh writing, memorable antics ... It's a feel good film and a mirror for whether you've got the right stuff in your own love life. "Classic," agreed Frank Capra's spirit, "just in time for (every) Christmas."

It's the first chick flick (they make no bones about it) that's 2 hours 8 minutes long where 'No One' gets killed and 'nothing' explodes that I actually liked. Scratch that. ... Loved Actually!

If you miss it in the theater (huge mistake), know you'll be seeing it again for decades to come right around this time of year. ... enjoy.


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