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Love Actually

Love Actually

2003 british romantic comedy film by richard curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast, composed predominantly of British actors, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous film and television projects. Mostly filmed on location in London, the screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as the tales progress. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later.

An international co-production between the United Kingdom, the United States and France,[2] the film was released in the United States on 14 November 2003 and a week later in the United Kingdom, to generally mixed reviews. Love Actually was a box-office success, grossing $246 million worldwide on a budget of $40–45 million. It received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Frequently shown during the Christmas season, the film has proved more popular with audiences than critics, and it has been discussed as being arguably a modern-day Christmas staple.[5][6]

A made-for-television short film sequel, Red Nose Day Actually, aired in two different versions on BBC One and NBC in 2017.

Plot

A voiceover (Hugh Grant) opens the film, commenting that whenever he gets gloomy about the state of the world he thinks of the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport, about the pure uncomplicated love of friends and families welcoming their loved ones. He also points out that the messages from the 9/11 victims were messages of love and not hate. We then see the 'love stories' of many people evolve:

Timeline

Further Resources

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Love Actually (2003) Official Trailer - Colin Firth, Emma Thompson Movie HD

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June 8, 2016

News

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Rupert Jones
December 18, 2020
the Guardian
Director of much-loved Christmas film wants people to be aware of what investments may finance
Genevieve Scarano
December 25, 2019
Geek.com
Christmas Day is finally here. Whether you're in transit to relatives or taking a breather from last-minute gift shopping and cooking, today's the perfect day to binge-watch some Christmas movies. There are many ...
Tres Dean
December 23, 2019
Geek.com
It was 2012 when I first glimpsed the void and since then, like a humanoid creature garbed in pale white stalking me due to a sex curse, it has followed. Every December it ...
Hayley Peppin
December 2, 2019
Business Insider
People on Twitter are now calling "Love Actually" "historically accurate" and Grant, "The Prime Minister Britain needs."
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