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To get so angry watching Love Actually?

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bingbong02 Sat 17-Dec-16 21:59:16

I don't even have a partner that's cheated on me but after seeing so many friends going through it the Emma Thompson/ Alan Rickman story just seems so "real life"

I wonder what the the writer had been through to get it so right

WorraLiberty Sat 17-Dec-16 22:05:16

I think part of being a really good writer is that you don't have to have gone through certain things, to get it right.

It's such a great film though.

I came home the other night to find my DH in tears again because he'd watched it for approximately the 7th or 8th time fgrin

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 17-Dec-16 22:06:25

Emma Thompson is so real, she acts it brilliantly.

Grilledaubergines Sat 17-Dec-16 22:06:34

It's a Richard Curtis film - tweet him and ask.

It's actually my favourite film of all time. A perfect mix of emotions throughout each story.

redcaryellowcar Sat 17-Dec-16 22:06:37

Yanbu, I was dating someone who I was fairly certain was cheating on me when it came out at the cinema, he and I went to see the film together and he couldn't work out why it was making me cry, I left him shortly afterwards, think Emma Thompson spurred me on.

Clawdy Sat 17-Dec-16 22:08:23

Dd and I watch it every year, it's one of the few things we both love. The Emma T - Alan R storyline is so upsetting and well-acted.

foxessocks Sat 17-Dec-16 22:08:33

I started watching this this evening but read the other MN thread about it and unfortunately it has ruined it for me! I used to love it but I couldn't get into it at all. My recording of it got cut off half way through and I didn't even care!

ChuckGravestones Sat 17-Dec-16 22:09:02

Never seen it.

steff13 Sat 17-Dec-16 22:09:07

Ugh, that makes me hate Alan Rickman, and it takes a lot to make me mad at Alan Rickman.

BillSykesDog Sat 17-Dec-16 22:09:16

I always think about how Liam Neeson really did lose his wife and his children really did lose their mother. That ruined the film for me. I can't watch it.

MycatsaPirate Sat 17-Dec-16 22:09:53

I bloody love this film. When Emma Thompson goes into the bedroom to cry after opening the CD I want to throttle Alan Rickman, she plays the part so well.

My favourite couples are the writer/housekeeper and the couple who meet on the set of the porn film. Just brilliant!!

DiegeticMuch Sat 17-Dec-16 22:10:43

I think that the film is hit-and-miss (the prime minister /president thing was toe-curling) but Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman were superb. That scene where she straightens the bed clothes ...just wow.

CloudPerson Sat 17-Dec-16 22:11:28

I read that thread too, the one with this link?

(Warning, do not read above link if you love Love Actually and want to continue loving it!)

I loved it when I was younger, but as I've got older I've found fault with it.

bingbong02 Sat 17-Dec-16 22:12:02

Agree I think it's Emma Thompsons acting that really makes it for me, I love Alan Rickman but he's such a shit in this angry

Rest of the film is a bit meh but that story has really moved me

MiniCooperLover Sat 17-Dec-16 22:17:18

I just watched this again (just that scene) after reading this, it just makes me cry blush

cardibach Sat 17-Dec-16 22:20:31

That link is really badly written and many isn't it?

Madeyemoodysmum Sat 17-Dec-16 22:25:12

I hate the Kiera nightly thing. Gives me the rage every time.

Clawdy Sat 17-Dec-16 22:25:54

Read that link before, don't agree with it. Yes, there are one or two cringey moments, but the rest of the film makes up for them.

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 17-Dec-16 22:26:35

cloud that is the equivalent of saying "don't push this big red button"

mummydawn07 Sat 17-Dec-16 22:27:31

I love love actually, watch it every year... the cheating story line really pisses me off but that's probably because I just can't get my head around why someone would cheat on their OH, if that's the life you want just be single!! also Emma Thompsons acting is just superb in all films she does, me and my girls love nanny McPhee grin

KC225 Sat 17-Dec-16 22:29:02

But Hugh Grant dancing to the Pointer Sisters. I have to look away, it makes me bilious

1horatio Sat 17-Dec-16 22:30:22

I've never watched it. 🙈
I really should, right...?

Silvercatowner Sat 17-Dec-16 22:30:36

The linky woman doesn't like airports. She clearly hasn't been at Heathrow long haul arrivals on Christmas Eve. I was there last year meeting an offspring who had been Far Away for a year so was probably emotional anyway, but seeing the reunions was heart moving and so lovely.

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sat 17-Dec-16 22:33:39

Love Actually is, for the most part, a god awful film. Sexist views, ridiculous situations and characters and terrible acting.

However, it redeems itself almost entirely thanks to the amazing Emma Thompson and her tears in the bedroom as she listens to Joany Mitchell. She's amazing and it's worth sitting through the other scenes/tripe to watch this beautiful piece of acting

mum2Bomg Sat 17-Dec-16 22:34:31

Can't watch it - does my head in!

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