Love Actually (2003 R) is a great English comedy romance movie for Christmas. Excellent movie! But don’t watch with your kids!
Ten different stories of love take place together and separately over the month leading up to Christmas Eve.
***I started to list all the story lines, then deleted them. The director (Richard Curtis) can tell the story better than I can write it here. So, go watch the movie!***
I first saw the movie on an airplane. Airplanes show movies that have been edited for offensive material. One entire story line was missing because of nudity and implied sex. There are some bad words, but with the British accent, most of them fly by me. But for those two things I would hesitate watching with kids or teens.
It’s easy to get confused about the relationships, but that’s okay. Don’t stress, and just sit back and enjoy. If you must know, here is a good relationship recap. But don’t read it until after you have watched the movie, because some of the relationship reveals are the kind that make you gasp, or grin.
As the stories unfold and you get involved with the characters, you will identify with someone. Some characters you will think should just do something different or say something else. But one or two characters will really touch your heart.
By the last 30 minutes I just can’t stop grinning! I love how the problems and situations cascade and accelerate to the conclusion. Not all stories have happy endings, but many do.