Released on Nov. 14, 2003, it hasn't taken 'Love Actually' very long at all to become a staple of Christmastime movie-watching. "I'm so happy at this funny idea that it has become a sort of Christmas holiday movie," writer/director Richard Curtis told Moviefone during a recent interview for the new movie, 'War Horse.' "I was looking back at my old notes on the film, and it was only after I had thought of all the stories ... I literally found a note saying, 'What about if I set the movie at Christmas?'" And with that simple twist of fate, a holiday classic was born. Not that 'Love Actually' isn't a completely flawed and hilariously populist movie. It is! But that's part of its tremendous charm. Just ask 'Love Actually' hater-lover Bobby Finger over at TheHairpin.
"It's a glossy, big-budget film with borderline-detestable examinations of love and romance containing perhaps three genuine moments that seem to be of our own universe, but 'Love Actually' is one terrible Christmas movie that has strong-armed its way into the hearts of millions (including my own) despite being absolutely terrible," writes Finger, before explicitly laying out why this is true in the funniest way possible. Example, regarding the subplot involving the British Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) and one of his subordinates (Martine McCutcheon): "Unbelievable airport security. So someone runs past security and jumps on the Prime Minister and doesn't get shot? Sure."

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Love Actually
R 2003
Based on 41 critics

Various people (Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Colin Firth) deal with relationships in London. Read More

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