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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Love Actually

This is one of my favorite romantic comedy movies. It's really funny in the beginning because when me, my dad and sister first watched this movie and we seen the opening scene, we all looked at each other and said together "Hey look, Keith Richards!" The guy in the beginning acts just like him, lol!! Believe me, in my family, we have some kind of connection where one person will think something and someone else will say it.

Basically what this movie is about is it follows the story of 8 people and their romantic lives during the chaotic month before Christmas in London, England.


Bill Nighy- Billy Mack
Reminds me of Keith Richards here, lol!

Gregor Fisher- Joe

Colin Firth- Jamie Bennett

Sienna Guillory- Jamie's Girlfriend

Liam Neeson- Daniel

Emma Thompson- Karen

Lulu Popplewell- Daisy, her daughter

Kris Marshall- Colin Frisell

Heike Makatsch- Mia

Martin Freeman- John

Joanna Page- Just Judy
This is from the movie From Hell

Chiwetel Ejiofor- Peter

Andrew Lincoln- Mark

Keira Knightley- Juliet

Hugh Grant- Prime Minister

Nina Sosanya- Annie

Thomas Brodie-Sangster- Sam
Did you know?
  • The scene where Kris Marshall's character Colin insults the caterer's food to her face was originally written as a scene for Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Although Karen refers to David as her big brother, Emma Thompson is actually 17 months older than Hugh Grant
  • Directorial debut of Richard Curtis, who usually does British TV shows, like Mr. Bean
  • The name of the movie is taken from The Trogg's song Love Is All Around. The scene in the very beginning shows Bill Nighy's character singing a Holiday version of it.
  • Olivia Olson(Sam's crush) does all her own singing in  All I Want for Christmas is You at the concert at the end.
  • In 2004, it was the most rented movie in the UK
  • The idea for Mark's surprise of the wedding band singing All You Need is Love at Peter and Juliet's wedding came from Jim Henson's funeral(which Richard Curtis attended) where all the puppeteers brought all the Muppets along and sung a song
  • The school used for the Nativity Concert at the end was Elliot School, in Putney, Southwest London, where Pierce Brosnan attended until he was 15 
  • The vicar at Peter and Juliet's wedding was an actual vicar
  • The lake that Colin Firth and Lucia Moniz were "swimming" in was only 18 inches deep. It was also infested with mosquitoes and Colin's elbow swelled to the size of an avocado, requiring medical attention.
  • In the scene where the 3 American girls were undressing him, Kris Marshall returned his check for that day because it took 21 takes to do and he loved it
  • In the scene where Davidd addresses his speech to the press and talks about the good things from the UK, he mentions Harry Potter. Grant was supposed to play Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but left due to scheduling. And several Harry Potter actors appear in the movie:
    • Alan Rickman as Prof. Severus Snape
    • Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour
    • Emma Thompson as Prof. Sybill Trelawney

Pictures from the movie

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