Love Actually Reviews
Some may argue over which storyline is the most charming, yet I believe that it is culmination of all nine, and the connections between them, that is the most enticing aspect of the film. Love Actually could be compared to other romantic comedies such as Valentine's Day, in which the audience follows nine love stories on Valentine's Day. However, Valentine's Day is in no way comparable to Love Actually in regard to plot, characters, and overall aesthetic. Love Actually is known in part for being a heart-warming holiday romantic comedy, in part for some of its specific scenes. Most notably, the notecard scene, when Andrew Lincoln's character proclaims his love for his best friend's wife, played by Keira Knightly. What may initially seem like an average romantic comedy will quickly prove you wrong in how passionate each and every character is, in addition to the multitude of comedic relief.
Love Actually is unlike any other romantic comedy in how it portrays the many faces of love, ranging from parent and child to brother and sister to boss and his secretary and to Prime Minister and his assistant. Love Actually effortlessly binds these nine stories together without neglecting a single one, all the while developing and complicating each situation. I would label Love Actually as, quite possibly, the best romantic comedy of all time, and furthermore, my favorite film of all time. This film is essential in the world of film and romantic comedies in particular. If you are looking for a film to sweep you off your feet and remind you that love is all around you, look no further.
The film really captures the spirit of Christmas and Bill Nighy was fun to watch. Nighy has the best story in the movie, in my opinion. Andrew Lincoln, on the other hand, is creepy as hell in this movie. Even Lincoln himself admitted it.
Putting aside the creepiness, it's still the most Christmas of all Christmas movies you'll find.