Sunday, May 23, 2010

Love Actually - 2003

Category: Movie

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Tagline: Love actually is all around.

Cast: Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Rory Macgregor, Colin Firth, Sienna Guillory, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Lulu Poppelwell, Kris Marshall, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley

Overview and Review of the movie Love Actually directed and written by Richard Curtis.

"I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes... Love is all around me..."

Indeed this film sure makes you feel that love is all around you.

During the 5 last frantic weeks of Christmas mostly in London, comes various couples with different stories. It's about LOVE and relationships. The characters are in the act of falling in love, falling out of love, others are looking to have an affair, others in mourning, others are just about to confess their feelings and others are flirting. Love in different age groups as well. from the young to the old.

It's a good holiday romantic film. But, not entirely perfect. Of course, you can't really get full length story of the couples here because they are all just snapshots. What caught my attention in the beginning was the voice over of David in Heathrow Airport which you will see below. Because, I really wrote the message down. Also, the song.. "Love is all around me" which was changed into "Christmas is all around me" will play in your head over and over. One good thing about this movie is that it shows the common things in relationships..both the happy moments specially about finding it and the sad moments when the mundane things kicks in or when someone leaves the physical world.

Quotes I Love:

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 of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.

Daniel: Tell her that you love her.
Same: No way! Anyway, they fly tonight.
Daniel: Even better! Sam, you've got nothin' to lose, and you'll always regret it if you don't! I never told your mom enough. I should have told her everyday because she was perfect everyday. You've seen the films, kiddo. It ain't over 'til its over.

one of the best scenes... bitter sweet..

[on sheets of poster board]
Mark: With any luck, by next year - I'll be going out with one of these girls.
[shows pictures of beautiful supermodels]
Mark: But for now, let me say - Without hope or agenda - Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas you tell the truth - To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will love you - Until you look like this.
[picture of a mummy]
Mark: Merry Christmas.

Jamie: [in English] It's my favorite time of day, driving you.
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] It's the saddest part of my day, leaving you.

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