Posted on 12/19/12 02:38 PM
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. I usually do not find many romantic comedies compelling, but there are some solid performances here. With the multiple love stories playing out at the same time, it got a bit confusing, although a few of them really stood out to me. Colin Firth gave a very charming performance, and I was mostly drawn to his storyline. I found Jamie's proposal to Aurelia in Portugal to be one of the most touching scenes in the film. I was also very moved by Emma Thompson's performance as Karen, a woman who realizes that her marriage is falling apart. However, I was disappointed to find that Sarah and Karl's interrupted romance did not have a satisfying resolution. Nevertheless, Love Actually is a touching holiday film that I will be most likely adding to my annual holiday movie list.