Love Actually details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Joanna Page, Lucia Moniz, a, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, Andrew Lincoln, Billy Bob Thornton, Heike Makatsch, Joanna Pag|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK VIDEO RENTAL|
|Collections:||100 Rom-Coms, Feel Good Films, Full English, LOVEFiLM Christmas Collection, Muller's Indulgent Movies, Romantic Comedies, The Nation's Most Romantic Movies, Top 100 Best of British|
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Mar 2004|
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The Richard Curtis ...By a customer from BARTON UNDER NEEDWOOD , 08 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The Richard Curtis Guide to Making a "Blockbuster"
Step 1 - The Cast.
Ring round all of your buddies to see which ones can spare you a few days for your movie. Make sure you tell them that you'll typecast them so they won't be expected to do anything awful such as having to act.
Step 2 - The Characters.
Typecasting should remove the need for any of this nonsense.
Step 3 - The Plot.
Skip this too. Who needs a plot when you've got such a loveable cast. Go straight on to sub-plots.
Step 4 - The Sub-Plots.
Decide to make the move about love. Brainstorm all of the types of love you can think of. (e.g. First love, forbidden love, adulterous love etc). When you've scraped the bottom of the barrel, write your cast list down on a piece of paper and connect as many as you can to each other with a line representing one of these types of love. When you run out, join the rest with random relationships (e.g brother, mate, nextdoor neighbour). This will make all of your individual sub-plots look like they're part of something big and clever.
Step 5 - Diversion.
Just in case anybody is tempted to see through this, set the movie at Christmas for that ultimate sprinkling of feel-good factor.
Step 6 - Take it Easy.
Sit back and count the cash that comes rolling in.
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We totally love this film actuallyBy a customer , 06 Aug 2013We love this film from beginning to end. A couple of scenes in it I guess are a bit below the belt and not necessary, the film wouldn't have been any worse without them, however they aren't the worst scenes I've ever seen and regardless of them this film is still exceptionally good and well worth watching. Its great at Christmas, but any time of the year we find ourselves watching it time and again... yes we liked it that much we went out and bought it. Very funny in places... Martine McCutcheon is so funny when the introductions are being made, hilarious!
The title of the film says it all. Why expect more?By Gingernutski (16 reviews) , 25 Jul 2013This is a very soppy, mushy, feelgood, unrealistic(for the most part) English romance. Nuff said. It's a FILM. Why expect more?
Just what you'd expect from a Curtis film.....By matti76 (3 reviews) , 27 Apr 2013....completely sentimental, slushy, stylish romantic comedy. Very good at what it does, although 'what it does' certainly won't revolutionise film. The usual 'um, err, um, er I'm in love' speeches from Firth and Grant that get them the girl (of course), comic relief from Bill Nighy and the bloke from My Family, a suspiciously high number of attractive women prancing about in their underwear. Everyone lives and works in stylish London advertising-agency society. Lots of airport scenes, sassy pop songs, snow - you know the score. All very funny, formulaic and recommended for an easy, enjoyable two hours of an evening.
Loved it actuallyBy TabithaJane (5 reviews) , 20 Oct 2012I laughed, cried and danced with the music. A feel good film that left me wanting both the dvd and the soundtrack. The climax of the film rises beautifully switching from scene to scene and story to story without losing any threads and managing to tie them all together, unlike 'Valentines day' the little stories within the film work well and complement each other by building the mood gradually and meeting for the big finale!
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Not Bad, ActuallyBy a customer , 23 Jun 2012Inside Love Actually is a good film, or perhaps more accurately, two or three good films, trying to get out. It's got some good situations, great dialogue, and anything with a cast that includes the likes of Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman has to have something going for it.
The trouble is that it has two very big drawbacks. Firstly, there are so many situations that each storyline necessarily becomes a bit superficial. The Thompson-Rickman and Colin Firth episodes each deserve a film of their own. Secondly, the film suffers badly with so many attempts to shoehorn American characters, references and situations in. I suppose that this is an understandable attempt to create some transatlantic appeal, but it is so blatant that it just becomes artificial, consequently irritating, and ultimately, cringeworthy.
Still, there's plenty still to like here; it's consistently amusing and light-hearted, the perfect chill out after a hectic day. And, worth your ticket money for Bill Nighy's cynical, ageing rock star on its own.