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
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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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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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