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.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Metacritic:
55
Rotten Tomatoes:
63%
R
Year:
2003
135 min
$59,365,105
Website
1,433 Views

[Man Narrating]

Whenever I get gloomy

with the state of the world,

I think about the arrivals gate

at Heathrow Airport.

General opinion's starting to make out

that we live in a world ofhatred and greed,

but I don't see that.

Seems to me that love is everywhere.

Often it's not particularly dignified

or newsworthy, but it's always there.

Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters,

husbands and wives,

boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.

When the planes hit the Twin Towers,

as far as I know,

none of the phone calls from the people

on board were messages ofhate or revenge.

They were all messages oflove.

If you look for it,

I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find

that love actually...

is all around.

# I feel it in my fingers #

# I feel it in my toes #

# I feel it in my toes, yeah #

- # And so the... #

- I'm afraid you did it again, Bill.

[Sighs]

It's just I know the old version

so well, you know.

Well, we all do.

- That's why we're making

the new version.

- Right, okay, let's go.

# I feel it in my fingers #

# In my fingers #

# I feel it in my toes #

# Love is all... #

Oh, f*ck!

Wank, bugger, shitting,

arsehead and hole!

[Inhales Sharply]

Start again.

# I feel it in my toes #

# Christmas is all around me #

# So my feeling grows #

# It's everywhere I go #

# Everywhere I go #

- # So if you really love Christmas #

- # Love Christmas #

# Come on and let it snow #

- # Come on and let it snow #

- This is shit, isn't it?

Yep, solid gold shit, maestro.

God, I'm so late.

It's just round the corner.

You'll make it.

Are you sure... you don't mind

me going without you?

No, really.

I'm just feeling so rotten.

I love you.

I know.

I love you even when you're sick

and look disgusting.

I know. Now go,

or you will actually miss it.

Right.

- Did I mention that I love you?

- Yes, you did.

Get out, loser.

Karen, it's me again.

I'm sorry, l... I literally don't have

anybody else to talk to.

Absolutely. Horrible moment

right now, though. Can I call you back?

- Of course.

- Doesn't mean I'm not terribly concerned

that your wife just died.

Understood.

Uh, bugger off and call me later.

- So what's this big news, then?

- We've been given our parts

in the nativity play.

[Gasps]

And I'm the lobster.

The lobster?

Yeah.

In the nativity play?

Yeah.

First lobster.

There was more than one lobster present

at the birth ofJesus?

Duh.

Best sandwiches in Britain.

Try my lovely nuts?

Beautiful muffin for a beautiful lady.

Morning, my future wife.

[Man]

Okay, you can stop there? Thanks.

Dave, I'm gonna need a couple

of orange gels please, mate.

By the way, he introduced me as John,

but actually everyone calls meJack.

Oh, fine.

Nice to meet you, Jack.

He got me right, though.

I'm justJudy.

Oh, great, JustJudy.

[Giggles]

No surprises?

No surprises.

Not like the stag night?

Unlike the stag night.

Do you admit the Brazilian

prostitutes were a mistake?

I do.

And it would have been much better

if they'd not turned out to be men?

That is true.

Good luck, kiddo.

[Crowd Cheering]

[Man]

Prime Minister, over here.!

Thank you.

Welcome, Prime Minister.

[Moans]

I must work on my wave.

How are you?

How are you feeling?

Um, cool, powerful.

Would you like to meet

your household staff?

Yes, I would like that very much indeed.

Anything to put off

actually running the country.

This is Terence.

He's in charge.

Good morning, sir.

Good morning.

I had an uncle called Terence once.

Hated him.

I think he was a pervert.

But I very much like the look of you.

[Chuckles]

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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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