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Love Actually (2003)

Director:
Richard Curtis
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Romantic comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Love Actually

RUNNING TIME
136 minutes

Producer:
Duncan Kenworthy
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Debra Hayward
Liza Chasin
Screenwriter:
Richard Curtis


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Harry Alan Rickman
Karen Emma Thompson
David Hugh Grant
Juliet Keira Knightley
Jamie Colin Firth ˝
Jamie's Girlfriend Sienna Guillory
Aurélia Lúcia Moniz ˝
Daniel Liam Neeson
Sam Thomas Sangster
Billy Mack Bill Nighy
Joe Gregor Fisher
Natalie Martine McCutcheon
Peter Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mark Andrew Lincoln
Sarah Laura Linney
Karl Rodrigo Santoro ˝
Michael Michael Fitzgerald
Colin Kris Marshall ˝
Tony Abdul Salis
Mia Heike Makatsch
John Martin Freeman
Judy Joanna Page
Joanna Olivia Olson
US President Billy Bob Thornton
Rufus Rowan Atkinson
Carol Claudia Schiffer

 

Review

This quilt of a romantic comedy has all the elements of a modern classic, and knows very well how to pile them on. Richard Curtis’ script is clever without trying to be too clever, and he manages to rein in his abundance of characters and relations in a satisfactory manner, at least when taking into account that this after all is a genre-movie. It's possible to get some interesting and perhaps even heartfelt perspectives on life and love out of this, but most of all Love Actually is about good old-fashioned British comedy. Self-mockery, awkward situations and shortcomings. Ingredients that make you feel better about yourself afterwards, and perhaps even willing to accept some cheesy, sentimental romance to boot. Yes, it's manipulative – delightfully manipulative.

Copyright © 12.01.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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