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to wonder why people like love actually

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bionicant Fri 24-Mar-17 21:42:41

when i first saw it i winced and was embarassed for all involved with it.

totally crass and embarrassing esp the bloody prime minister and tiffany plot

why do people like it so much>?

Alfieisnoisy Fri 24-Mar-17 21:46:47

Yep I agree.... it I like it.
I only just like it though.

Love Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman in it.
Love the whole Billy Mack storyline.

CheshireDing Fri 24-Mar-17 21:48:11

It's just lovely and Christmasy (that's why I like it anyway), plus I like Hugh's dancing in it ! smile and Emma Thompsons acting.

Sparklingbrook Fri 24-Mar-17 21:49:13

I have often wondered. I also hated Notting Hill.

tabulahrasa Fri 24-Mar-17 21:49:55

Emma Thompson, I only watch it for her...

MargoChanning Fri 24-Mar-17 21:50:07

I don't love it but do like it. Because it's a sentimental, easy watch and because Emma Thompson is pure class.

And Hugh Grant has magnificent hips.

SallyInSweden Fri 24-Mar-17 21:50:46

Have you ever travelled home somewhere on the Friday before Christmas?

80sMum Fri 24-Mar-17 21:51:35

I thought it was dire! I also can't stand Pretty Woman and Notting Hill. All 3 films are just too soppy for me.

ThreeLeggedHaggis Fri 24-Mar-17 21:51:39

YANBU. It's a terrible film.

LordTrash Fri 24-Mar-17 21:52:02

The Emma Thompson/Alan Rickman strand is the only bit I like.

It always irritates the feck out of me that they're having a school concert on Christmas Eve too.

Bluntness100 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:54:08

I think it's quite fun, light watching, can't say I love it though. It's a feel good movie and i like the bit where Hugh grant is dancing round to Jump by the Pointer sisters...- not that I've done that, nope not at all-

y0rkier0se Fri 24-Mar-17 21:54:14

Oh no I love it grin Total guilty pleasure

Sandsnake Fri 24-Mar-17 21:54:24

I always thought that you were meant to watch it as almost like a parody of a cheesy love film? Kind of like Scream with horror films.

SookiesSocks Fri 24-Mar-17 21:55:08

I like it because its so shit.

Emma is wonderful.

supermoon100 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:55:21

I think the point is that love is what is important in life. That's why it opens with footage of real people being met at airports hugging etc. Yes it's a bit corny and plot lines are dodgy but how it can offend anyone is beyond me. Stop being so cynical about life ffs

Serialprocrastinator2 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:55:35

I've never seen it, and don't want to, never watched three weddings or any of the Bridget Jones film either, they don't appeal!

ImperialBlether Fri 24-Mar-17 21:56:56

I hadn't thought of that, that they had the school concert on Christmas Eve!

And I'd rather remember Alan Rickman as Snape, rather than the twat in Love Actually.

McDougal Fri 24-Mar-17 21:57:22

How has no one mentioned Andrew Lincoln with the cards? Best bit, hands down but agree about Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Watching tonight makes me sad that Alan Rickman is no longer with us.

switswoo81 Fri 24-Mar-17 21:57:33

All the best Christmas films are cheesy and rely on the suspension of reality, this one certainly does. I love it . It's not Citizen Kane but it's happy and warming.

ImperialBlether Fri 24-Mar-17 21:57:35

Serialprocrastinator, there's been another wedding since you stopped watching!

Loungingbutnotforlong Fri 24-Mar-17 21:57:48

Love Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman storyline, billy mack- 'turns out you're the *ing love of my life' grin high grant dancing etc-ha! All of it! just feels super Christmassy and fun.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Fri 24-Mar-17 21:58:56

I like the blend of different stories in there and how the relationships link up in the end.

ghostyslovesheets Fri 24-Mar-17 22:00:12

it's very cringy but I do like it - I find laura linney's story really sad sad

Redcrayons Fri 24-Mar-17 22:01:12

I don't get the love for it at all, it's just awful. Except the bit where Emma Thompson opens the CD, obviously she's fabulous.
It's one of my sisters favourite films and she's a total film snob.
I quite like Notting Hill though.

Ironfloor Fri 24-Mar-17 22:05:13

I hate it. Also hate Ntookng Hill, Foir Weddings And A Funeral, Mickey bloody Blie Eyes and anything with Hugh Grant in it. Also haven't watched any of the Bridget Jones' movies either. Can't stand Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman either.

I hate soppy movies.

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