Love Actually

Synopsis: Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France followin
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Richard Curtis
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

This is Pat.

Hello, Pat.

Good morning, sir.

I'm the housekeeper.

Oh, right. Well, should be

a lot easier with me

than with the last lot.

No nappies, no teenagers,

no scary wife.

And this is Natalie.

She's new, like you.

Hello, Natalie.

Hello, David.

I mean, sir. Shit, I can't believe

I've just said that.


And now I've gone

and said "shit." Twice.

I'm so sorry, sir.

It's fine, it's fine.

You could have said "f*ck" and

then we'd have been in real trouble.

Thank you, sir.

I did have an awful premonition

I was gonna f*ck up on my first day.

Oh, piss it.

Right. I'll go get my things.

And then let's fix the country,

shall we?

Yeah, I can't see why not.

It's all right.

Did you see what I did?

Yes, I did.

Just went blah.

Hello there.

Yes, and I'm in here.

Okay, good. Thank you.


Oh, no.

That is so inconvenient.


In the presence of God,

Peter and Juliet have

given their consent...

and made their marriage vows

to each other.

They have declared their marriage

by the giving and receiving of rings.

I therefore proclaim

that they are husband and wife.

And you resisted the temptation

for surprises?

Yeah, I'm mature now.

- # Love, love, love #

- Did you do this?

Uh, no.

# [Organ]

# There's nothing you can do

that can't be done #

Oh, it's...

# There's nothing you can say

but you can learn how to play the game #

# It's easy #

# All you need is love #

Hello. What the hell

are you doing here?

Oh, I just, uh, popped over

to borrow some old CDs.

- The lady of the house let you in, did she?

- Uh, yeah.

- Lovely, obliging girl.

- Yeah.

I just thought I'd pop back before

the reception, see if she's better.

This is good.

- Oh.

- Listen, um, I've been thinking.

I think perhaps

we ought to take Mum out

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Richard Curtis

Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE (born 8 November 1956) is a New Zealand-born English screenwriter, producer and film director. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for romantic comedy films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually, as well as the hit sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean and The Vicar of Dibley. He is also the co-founder of the British charity Comic Relief along with Lenny Henry. more…

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