• Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually

Release Date: November 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 2004

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon

Director: Richard Curtis

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Lighthearted, Friendship, Temptation, England, Love triangle, Love, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Gets to be dislikable in its glib feelgoodness. The movie's many excellent actors do too much acting with too little conviction in scenes that rush through perfunctory setups to deliver pat payoffs.

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Reminds you of an elaborate Christmas card that tumbles apart with pop-up figures, silly/charming greetings and perhaps even a jingle. It probably cost more than the gift it heralds, and you can't help but laugh at the audacity of such an aggressively cheerful card. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie's only flaw is also a virtue: It's jammed with characters, stories, warmth and laughs, until at times Curtis seems to be working from a checklist of obligatory movie love situations and doesn't want to leave anything out. show more

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Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture