Billed as the “ultimate romantic comedy”, Love Actually is one of the films we watch intentionally or unintentionally with popcorn/mulled wine/hot chocolate around Christmas. At the very least it will be on in the background once this festive season, I bet my baubles.
Ponderings/reasons we love it…
We’ve all experienced that opening airport moment where the feeling of joy/sadness/belonging soars above and beyond most normal moment
Prompts you to wonder, a) what is Martine McCutcheon up to now?
b) how the little lovesick boy got so tall and how he ended up on Game of Thrones?
A moping Liam Neeson in cosy, long, sleeve GAP tops
Why does Darcy get cheated on by a fluey, half-naked wife-vixen?
Where do Emma Thompson & Liam Neeson find those beautiful, homely, food and flower-filled London homes?
Colin Firth makes running away from reality/your problems to a foreign country OK
When Colin Firth is in France and the lady who welcomes him says:
“She cannot speak French, just like you” – Erasmus Flashback
Haven’t we all accidentally done the awkward double-palm, grin wave that Hugh Grant bestows upon inconvenient colleague crush Martine in an effort to flirt?
When Liam Neeson casually meets Claudia Schiffer in the school corridor after the Nativity play – make mental note to be yummy mummy
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