Love Actually Reviews
What aboutcharacters of the film - they are all quite different. I suppose that there are no minor characters, perhaps only Billy, who connects somehow all the characters and creat a Christmas mood throughout the film. If to speak more precisely, let's take one couple. For example David and Natalie. The first problem in their relation is that David takes a high position-he is a prime minister, whereas Natalie is just a secretary from a common family. But David likes Natalie's impulsive and spontaneous character. It's very funny to watch for them, how they try to communicate to each other, contrary to the laws of society.
To sum up, I can just say that's a cute film. There are no special effects but the plot and the couples' stories are great. Also the soundtracks to the film, Christmas songs that you can't help not to sing along.
Big figures like them have made a great job, creating their characters. Neeson appeared to be a good father (unlike "Taken"), Grant was perfect being minister.
This is the only romantic comedy, that have ever made me laugh (for the record - I don't like movies like this). It also brought me some Xmas spirit, which worth 5 stars already+ good soundtrack, which is not my favourite (don't like pop), but I have to admit, that they know, in which moment to use it. These components made me feel better. And, of course, Christmasy. But, I have to take one star away because of a storyline about Colin (C. Marshall), and it's too naive.
All in all, it's gonna be in my NY Movie list. If you haven't see "Love actually" - please do. You won't regret it)
To tell the truth, «Love Actually» it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me smile. It's adorable when it needs to be and also creates some drama when it's important. I really liked «Love Actually», there were hillarious characters and they weaved them all in together perfectly. I think the music is the true soul of this movie. Especially the song «Too lost in you» by Sugababes. Cheers for this music band!
I would like to distinguish three story lines of the film which have won my heart.
The first story line is the relationship between Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lucia Moniz). The play with the language barrier is quite clever. Firth is all sincerity and gentleness here. Moniz's exquisite charm is quite irresistible. Together, they make the most wonderful couple.
The second one is relationship between Daniel (Liam Neeson) and Sam (Thomas Sangster). I suppose that it is of great value to watch growing mutual love they share with each other. The boy is so cute at his age, however he has very mutual inner world and soul!!!
The third best story moment when was the press conference given (standing side by side) by the American President and the British Prime Minister. The moment when Hugh Grant (as the Prime Minister) finally tells the American president to his face that Britain will no longer grovel before American wishes but will have an independent view of its own - great!!!
Nevertheless, I am really shocked at all the bad reviews I have read regarding this film. I suppose that this movie is cool. I guess, maybe you need to be in the right mood for it?
To sum up, this is a movie about taking big chances, about making big gestures to show our love, and about the bigges feelings that might make us crazy and miserable but remind us that we are alive and why we are alive. In conclusion, any movie that manages to include a child dressed as a Nativity lobster, love-emergency lessons in both drums and Portuguese, and Hugh Grant dancing through the halls of 10 Downing Street to the Pointer Sisters is worth seeing at least twice.
By the way, I hate the stereotype that all women love this movie. It was predictable in so many ways, and the way that poor girl's family treated her, basically caling her ugly and fat. There are cardinal rules broken throughout the movie. Some of these couples didn't even make sense. Just, don't waste your time. It was stupid. The only 2 good things was you got to see Rick from Walking Dead not covered in dirt, sweat, and blood, and the girl's voice at the end of the movie. It was a great song, but probably the most played Christmas song of the decade. If I could give negative stars, I so would, this movie sucks! Practically literally thanks to the awkward porn scenes.
.................oh its over thank GOD!
But there is a problem here. I can't take this movie seriously, and it falls into that rare category of being a movie that isn't my kind of movie. The naivety of this movie is so condescending that it is almost infuriating.
LOVE ACTUALLY is one of the moodiest and most temperamental movies I have ever seen. This movie is really sugary, cloying, annoying and somewhat tacky. The best way to describe it is that's an engineered puffball of a movie. The charm factor is very high and the cast are a lot of fun to watch. But it's not a movie I would like to watch too often- it's a lot to take in. I admire it because the writing is very good and a lot of the performances are very good.
But I hardly have any respect for this movie because for that aformentioned reason, I can't take this film that seriously- it's such a cloying and sugary experience that it nearly drove me to madness. There's no point. It's easy to get lost in the world of this movie- and that's why so many people love this movie.