For many a modern Christmas classic - a cute movie with likable characters (for the most part) and nice angles on how the hunt for love define us and our relationship to people. The scene stealer is the great Bill Nighy as a life-tired rock artist. It falls apart at the end with an audience friendly "Love Conquers All" sequences and the most intriguing story (the one with Laura Linney) lacks a real resolution.
It's December, I have a girlfriend and I've been given an ultimatum to watch this film every festive season. It's not god awful because I get the appeal, it's an easy watch by jumping between every person it doesn't get boring and it's clever how every person is in some way connected with each other and admittedly it did give me a chuckle now and again. But the dialogue, sweet fucking jesus christ that dialogue!!!
Unless you think "love" means "sex and/or fantasy," the film's title actually is (couldn't help myself) really fucking misleading. BUT, nothing makes sense around the holidays and Richard Curtis makes me hate myself for about 2 hours because I enjoy and look forward to this every single year.
To me - LOVE ACTUALLY is a love or hate experience. I loved it because it's a feel good movie, light, and quite entertaining. Every actors or actresses is very good in their roles. Especially Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, and Liam Neeson. They succeed to steal my attention. I didn't like LOVE ACTUALLY because it's cliché, mediocre, and predictable. Maybe because their purpose to make this movie is for entertaiment. Good...