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Love Actually doesn’t actually offer much to love

When I promised you love yesterday, I don’t think this is what you or I had in mind. Even so, it’s a bonus review to celebrate TIWAM reaching 50,000 all-time hits yesterday!

If nothing else, it’s a break from all this Twilight nonsense, right?

Plot

Sheesh, movie. Leave some plot for the rest of ‘em, would ya?

Any time you got this much going on in a film, some of it will be good, and some will be bad.

Characters

Same thing going on here as with the plot. Some of the characters were great (including the kid, believe it or not), and some of them were awful.

The movie was so full of characters that it actually seemed to forget about a few for almost an hour at a time.

Visuals

Typical visuals you’d usually find in this sort of film.

Product Placement

This is about the only thing this movie isn’t stuffed with.

Rewatchability

If you edited it down to just the Colin Firth / Lucia Moniz part, and the Liam Neeson / Thomas Sangster stories, I’d watch it again. Otherwise, once is too many times for me.

20 comments on “Love Actually doesn’t actually offer much to love

  1. This is one film that I always watch every Christmas (it’s kind of law you know lol!). There are a lot of plots and I defiantly agree that some were no needed, but really you can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy after watching it.

  2. Two notes: A) I’ve never seen the film, but it’s been on my watchlist ever since I learned of it. Just sayin’. B) This may be the only middling review I’ve read for Love Actually. I may have to check again, though, because unless it’s, you know, The Godfather or Citizen Kane, there has to be at least one negative review.

  3. Nah, I really liked this movie. I watch it all the time, but okay, you are right… I fast forward past the Kiera Knightly and Laura Linney storylines.

  4. Sorry you didn’t quite enjoy this one. I do agree it’s a bit bloated and there are a lot of things going on but I think, for the most part, they’re handled well. Really like this movie and love watching it every Christmas. The kid was one of the best things about.

    Side note: I read up there that youu hated The Godfather and I died a little inside.

  5. I’ve heard so many people talk about this film like its the best thing ever. I tried to watch it once, but I really couldn’t get into it. Films like this just don’t gel with me, call me crazy but that’s just the way it is. Anyways good review yo.

  6. Good review. It’s a bit uneven, but still has it’s nice moments of humor and heart that just get you in the right spirit for Christmas. Still, I wish the cast was utilized a bit better.

  7. I don’t usually go in for this type of ensemble movie – Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, What To Expect When You’re Expecting all fell flat with me – but Love Actually is one of my favourite (Christmas) films. To me the stories seem well balanced and the characters well acted. I agree that Colin Firth has one of the best stories but I also have a soft spot for Martine and Hugh. And who could resist the charms of Bill Nighy and his silly Christmas song, come on, that must have made you smile?!

  8. I actually love this movie. Possibly because of Rick Grimes.

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