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Love Actually (2003)

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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director:

Richard Curtis

Writer:

Richard Curtis
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Nighy ... Billy Mack
Gregor Fisher ... Joe
Rory MacGregor Rory MacGregor ... Engineer
Colin Firth ... Jamie
Sienna Guillory ... Jamie's Girlfriend
Liam Neeson ... Daniel
Emma Thompson ... Karen
Lulu Popplewell Lulu Popplewell ... Daisy - Her Daughter
Kris Marshall ... Colin Frissell
Heike Makatsch ... Mia
Martin Freeman ... John
Joanna Page ... Just Judy
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Peter
Andrew Lincoln ... Mark
Keira Knightley ... Juliet
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's (Bill Nighy's) Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around", which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it, much to his manager Joe's (Gregor Fisher's) chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's (Liam Neeson's) wife has just died, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln) hates Juliet, but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All You Need Is Love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who was thirteen years old when he played Sam in this movie, was cast as a thirteen-year-old again ten years later. Brodie-Sangster started playing the young teen Jojen Reed on Game of Thrones (2011) in 2013, when he was twenty-three. See more »

Goofs

When Harry is on the phone with Mia, a man with a red scarf walks by twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none...
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Crazy Credits

Stacey, American Dreamgirl - Ivana Milicevic See more »

Alternate Versions

Asian releases (except for Japan and The Philippines) of the film remove the John and Judy subplot. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Badass Liam Neeson Scenes (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch A Falling Star
(1957)
By Lee Pockriss (as Pockriss) / Paul Vance (as Vance)
Performed by Cast
Courtesy of Universal Pictures Music
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User Reviews

... a christmas classic, out of the chute!
1 November 2003 | by WCS02See all my reviews

Finally something fresh for Christmas. Sure, it takes 20 years to determine whether a film becomes a classic. Trust me: the ingredients are there: Character chemistry, fresh writing, memorable antics ... It's a feel good film and a mirror for whether you've got the right stuff in your own love life. "Classic," agreed Frank Capra's spirit, "just in time for (every) Christmas."

It's the first chick flick (they make no bones about it) that's 2 hours 8 minutes long where 'No One' gets killed and 'nothing' explodes that I actually liked. Scratch that. ... Loved Actually!

If you miss it in the theater (huge mistake), know you'll be seeing it again for decades to come right around this time of year. ... enjoy.


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Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English | Portuguese | French

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Actually Is All Around See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886,080, 9 November 2003

Gross USA:

$59,696,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$244,935,382
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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