Love, Actually

Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 11:59am
I woke up on my day off, and it was 46 degrees. And HBO was showing "Love Actually."

I try to be strict about not watching Christmas movies too early, but I'm not made of stone, people.

Updated On: 10/11/12 at 11:59 AM
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:00pm
It's a wonderful movie. And all but impossible to turn off when you run across it on cable.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:00pm
They know you are not made of stone. To them, you are perfect. And their wasted heart will love you. And prey on that weakness.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:01pm
Love it, actually.

I never really considered it a Christmas movie, but I guess it is.

I'll watch it anytime though.

....but the world goes 'round
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:02pm
Yeah, it actually has very little to do with Christmas. But I still like to be sure to catch it during the holidays.

Wynbish,
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:14pm
It's a wonderful movie.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:19pm
It trods that perfect path of being quite Christmassy but not an actual "Christmas" movie.

And there is something about Emma Thompson saying " There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus? "

No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
Updated On: 10/8/12 at 12:19 PM
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:22pm
Emma Thompson in the gift opening/bedroom scene is some of the most brilliant acting ever put on screen. Even though the script for this scene is poorly constructed, Emma still commits to it and makes it work.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:23pm
So many moments:

Alan Rickman saying "yes" repeatedly to Laura Linney.
Emma Thompson trying to stop crying.
Hugh Grant dancing.
The scene in the Milwaukee bar.
When the bodyguard sings "Good King Wenceslaus" (probably my favorite single moment).
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:24pm
"The scene in the Milwaukee bar."

Starring Miss January Jones, lately of Mad Men
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:26pm
One of my favorite movies! The proposal scene in Portuguese gets me every time.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:27pm
I loved the awkward conversation between Martin Freeman and Joanna Page's characters. How he warmed up his hands for her.

And Liam crying to Emma. Gah!

Bill Nighy is wonderful in it.
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:28pm
I think I want to be Aurelia's sister for Halloween.
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:29pm
Watching Bill Nighy is like listening to a great jazz performer.
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:32pm
Great performances all around.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:37pm
America, watch out, here comes Colin Frissell!
... And he's got a big knob!
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:38pm
What about Billy Bob as the seedy President?
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:40pm
Terrifying.
StockardFan
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:46pm
Now I want to go rent it! I love that movie!
KFTC!!!!!
Reginald Tresilian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:47pm
Stock, if you have HBO it might be available on demand.
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 12:52pm
Billy Bob as George W. Bush, please.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
StockardFan
Broadway Legend
joined:6/19/08
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 01:38pm
Unfortunately we canceled HBO.
KFTC!!!!!
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 02:42pm
My only issue with this (great) movie, is that it seems to have instigated Gary Marshall into thinking he can do similar movies. He can't.
Musicaldudepeter
Broadway Star
joined:3/18/10
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/8/12 at 02:57pm
Emma Thompson is truly heartbreaking in this movie... I think she was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress for her performance.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/9/12 at 04:30pm
And what about the music?!?! One of the greatest film scores EVER. It's a shame the score was never commercially released on CD, but it is...out there. And it is glorious.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Love, Actually
Posted: 10/9/12 at 04:39pm
Emma's talent makes a poorly written scene work. An example of an excellent actor overcoming bad material.

***spoiler alert***

Emma's expecting the piece of jewelry that she saw her husband buy. She opens one present and then poof she realizes her husband bought the jewelry for another woman? Did I miss the scene where Alan Rickman tells her "This is the only present you are getting this Christmas and I have no other surprises for you, even though we have only opened one present on Christmas Eve!" The scene really should have been at the end of Christmas when we as an audience realize there's no possible way Emma's getting another present.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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