Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love Actually : Best Christmas Movie Ever

If you haven't seen "Love Actually" before, get thee to Netflix or the nearest library (next to Netflix the most popular place to get movies) and then wrap yourself in a comfy blankie with some hot chocolate and bask in the hilarity and poignancy of this multi-faceted, perfectly cast film. Nico and I watch this every year and we also saw it several times in the movies when it came out. Trust us. You will love this movie!
The story of an inter-connected group of people during the week or so leading up to Christmas. Some are family. Some friends. Some co-workers. Some are Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Thomas Sangster as Liam's heartbreaking little step-son, Colin Firth, Andrew Lincoln, Alan Rickman and Bill Nighy, so funny, as a few of the guys and Kiera Knightley, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney (BAD decision making Ms. Laura!), adorable Martine McCutcheon (as Natalie), as some of the girls.
There are several boo-hoo moments. Be prepared. There is also the beautiful city of London decked out for the holidays. What could be more Christmas-y?
Here, though the miracle of embedding, is Bill Nighy as a former pop star making a comeback with a holiday take on a classic rock song. It's the only version I could find, but enjoyable none the less.

So, have a very Merry Christmas! I will try and post some holiday cartoons tomorrow or the next day. Until then, here is another photo and the official trailer!


  1. Hi Stephanie! I've never seen this movie, but on your suggestion, I'll have to watch it! Merry Christmas, new(er) blog friend!! :)

  2. Hi Becky!

    I hope you like it. One thing, and I have to say this to people who check it out at the library, it is NOT a movie for little kids.

    Merry Christmas, to you, too! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you through your wonderful blog!