Love Actually (2003)



Critic Consensus: A sugary tale overstuffed with too many stories. Still, the cast charms.

Movie Info

All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark … More

Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Curtis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 27, 2004
Box Office: $59.4M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Love Actually

All Critics (194) | Top Critics (46)

This is cloying, deceitful, and more or less irresistible.

Full Review… | November 27, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is an embarrassment, an overdrawn rom-com gone very wrong.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A highly engineered puffball.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Seldom have we seen such an extensive ensemble of talent in the movies yanked through the material like lambs on their way to a slaughter.

Full Review… | March 31, 2015

Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred.

Full Review… | December 26, 2013
Daily Telegraph

A long running time, too many characters and too much whimsy and corn make this romantic romp more of a slog than a soufflé.

Full Review… | February 21, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Love Actually

An amazing ensemble pulls of a movie that if it were anyone else I prob would not like. I am a sucker for a good funny romantic movie and this one had everything. Incredible acting makes this a winner.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

I agree with RT's verdict. Too many stories, charming cast.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

It's All About Love... Actually.

Saw it again once again! Great Movie!!! Loved the stories in each equal way and the phrase "To me you're perfect" will forever be imprinted with me.

Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the bachelor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who on his first day at 10 Downing Street, falls in love with the girl who brings him his tea, to a hopeless sandwich delivery guy who doesn't think he has a chance with the girls in the U.K., so he heads for Wisconsin. From aging rock stars, to a stony headmistress, to a monolingual Portuguese housemaid love arrives in many forms, shapes and sizes. Here, ten separate but intertwining stories of love all lead up to a big climax on Christmas Eve, proving that love is the driving force in all of these people's lives.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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