Love Actually

{5/5} “Sam, you’ve got nothin’ to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t!”

Love Actually, released in 2003

The new Prime Minister of Britain finds himself attracted to one of his staff. Jamie finds out that his brother is sleeping with his girlfriend so he heads out to the countryside for some time away. Daniel, whose wife has just died, finds out that his stepson Sam is in love with a girl at school. Harry has been married for years but his eye has wandered towards Natalie, who he works with.

It’s about tragic and wonderful moments in life — ultimately showing that, as it says in the opening narration, “love actually is all around.”

It’s very funny and heartwarming. Highlights include Hugh Grant dancing to the Pointer Sisters, and Colin Firth jumping into the water after his housekeeper to rescue the pages of his book. And Sam running through the airport to tell the girl he loves her.

It will make you believe in love. The song “All I Want for Christmas is You” is glorious.

Stars Bill Nighy, Heike Makatsch, Martine McCutcheon, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Directed by Richard Curtis (writer on Yesterday).

This is the 2nd time I’ve seen it. My previous review is here.

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