Summary: One of the best and excellent movies I've ever watched. First of all I didn't expect that much from this movie, but after minutes flew by, it became more and more interesting. What a pure, sincere and lovely movie. It makes you think, it makes you smile and and it lets you cry. Love, that's the only thing that bonds people to each other. Also, I've to say I've never thought of arrivals in airports this way before. Will watch again for sure!!!
Totally enjoyable romantic comedy that gets better with each viewing
2 December 2012
Excerpt: I saw Love Actually when it opened in theaters. I was already a HUGE fan of Notting Hill, and so looked forward to writer Richard Curtis' next film, which turned out to be LA, and with him directing it, too. I went in with high hopes, and while I did like it, I was a bit disappointed because it wasn't as good as NH. But that's changed... I still believe Notting Hill is the better of the two film, but with each viewing of this movie I do actually love Love Actually!
Summary: Unashamedly, Love Actually is one of my favorite films. Contrived as it is, it is the perfect example of a successful ensemble film, carefully and neatly tying all of its storylines together into an explosion of pure holiday joy and love. Not only does it work as a romantic comedy, but the film manages to encapsulate the childlike feeling of happiness that is nostalgically attached to Christmastime.
Excerpt: I have to admit, I watched this film under duress and in its favour, if you enjoyed Notting Hill and Bridget Jones, you'll enjoy this. If however you are like me, part of the 49% of the population with their plumbing on the outside, you will probably make the following observations (after being revived from the diabetic coma watching this film will induce.
Summary: I watched this again and decided to rate it a bit higher. I guess I was feeling a bit critical when I rated it before. Not an example of great film making, but it definitely is a good example of a movie about relationships (ten couples). This is something I'll include in my short list of things to curl up with during holidays. Many heartwarming moments and opportunities for tears of joy.
Excerpt: Probably one of the most copied flicks because of its hidden formula of detailed story telling and romantic comedy aspects. Some good lines: "Sam - But you know, the thing about romance is... people only get together right at the very end." an Jamie - "It's my favorite time of the day..driving you." A star studded, well written and positive film about the lives of couples. The feel was realistic and it didn't feel forced like Valentines Day.
Summary: A fine Holiday treat, albeit sometimes a very dramatic one. Richard Curtis (of "Four Weddings and Funeral" fame) handles the interweaving stories quite well in my opinion. A nice comedy that will, in the end only uplift. Performances by Bill Nighy (especially funny in this film), Colin Firth, Liam Neeson (in a very touching role), Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Natalie Portman all sparkling well-done, create such a wonderful atmosphere for comedy and drama.
Excerpt: Got this today,and was blown away by the PQ&AQ.Can't praise it enough.One note though:Got only stereo,so can't comment on surround,but sounded great on my system.Picture quality-to me-was reference. Great movie also,but think four weddings and a funeral is slightly better.Only mention it since they share somewhat similar style and some content.
Summary: A horrible example of British film-making. It starts terribly and just rolls on downhill from there. This isn't love actually, this is movie love, where every emotional scene is backed up by a sickly love song which attempts to manipulates the viewer. Its a complete and utter embarresment.