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Apr. 21st, 2004

11:08 am - LOVE ACTUALLY

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4/4 stars.

R - for sexuality, nudity and language

Starring Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, Martin Freeman, Liam Neeson, Rowan Atkinson

Director(s) Richard Curtis

Overview from movies.go.com:
Set in modern-day London, the story interweaves 10 romantic love stories. Hugh Grant plays the newly elected British prime minister, a bachelor who falls for a young tea girl (Martine McCutcheon) on his first day in office. Other tales tell of a happily married woman (Emma Thompson) who fears that her husband (Alan Rickman) may leave her, a widowed father (Liam Neeson) left to care for his only son, and a writer (Colin Firth) who escapes to the south of France to recover from a breakup, only to fall for someone else almost immediately.

Personal Critique:
A lot of the reviews for this movie were only so-so. But I think that they failed to truly grasp the concept behind the movie. I don't think anything could have been done better. I don't think it's overly sappy, I don't think it's too long, I don't think it's overly optimistic, I don't think it's a case of deja vu.

I do I wish this movie was not rated R. Many people will think maybe it is dirty---rated R for nudity and sexuality. But it's not, not at all. It's a beautiful movie. Real love, different kinds of love, broken love, weird love, oh so romantic love... Everything related to love is in this movie, all intertwined, into a most beautiful set of short stories. Every scene in this movie makes me cry. You can tell that the movie is British and at one point makes American government look kinda bad--I've heard a FEW complaints about that--but it's nice to get a refreshing view on life. And the whole movie is beautiful. I know I have said that already, but it's true and I can't say it enough. This movie comes out on DVD next week and I recommend anyone and everyone to buy it, even my "IHATECHICKFLICKS" boyfriend really enjoyed it. GO SEE IT. OVER AND OVER. It will make you smile and cry, and feel wonderful inside--while keeping it real.

See it if only for this one incredibly amusing Hugh Grant dance scene.