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Mar 13

Film review – Love Actually (2003)

Film review – Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually

Rating: 8/10

Starring: Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Sienna Guillory, Lúcia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Sangster, Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Martine McCutcheon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Rodrigo Santoro, Kris Marshall, Abdul Salis, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Olivia Olson, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Claudia Schiffer, Nina Sosanya, Ivana Milicevic, January Jones, Elisha Cuthbert, Shannon Elizabeth, Denise Richards, Lulu Popplewell, Marcus Brigstocke

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Review: Film review – Love Actually (2003) – Having recently reviewed Nine Months with Hugh Grant in it and slating it I can’t help but raise the comparison. All the things that make this film good were totally absent in that film, subtlety, humour, romance, intelligence, love and even a little sadness. I’m still reeling from how bad Nine Months was but Love Actually restores my faith that cinema is not dead.

This is a film of several intertwining stories that all explore the subject of love. Some funny and some not. An excellent cast and a well written script make this film entertaining. There are excellent performances from several stars. In particular Hugh Grant displaying his comic abilities as the Prime Minister and Emma Thompson as his sister who steals the show with her performance as the wife who is cheated on by her husband Alan Rickman.

I find it hard to believe that you haven’t already seen it before but if you haven’t I recommend it. Surely the perfect third date film after the meal you’ve cooked (not that I’ve ever done that of course).

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Actually

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314331/

Amazon: Buy it

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