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To hate a much loved film with so much passion

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splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:15:21

I hate the fucking annoying, saccharine voiceover at the opening airport scene
I hate Emma Thompsons irritating character and hammy acting
I hate Hugh Grants insistence on playing himself
I hate how we're supposed to find Martines character so salt of the earth and endearing- shes fucking annoying
I hate the Liam Neeson storyline and his weird relationship with his weird woolly haired kid who should be getting a life
Im left unmoved by Laura Linney
I absolutely cannt stand Keira Knightleys faux coy girlish smile and that entire weird stalker relationship
I can just about stomach Mr Darcy and his Portuguese squeeze...JUST ABOUT
Bill Nighy - once you've seen the song performed once you're like...whatever...zzzzzz

I find the whole film absolutely sick making and toe curling and yet every Christmas DM forces us to watch it.


MidnightAura Fri 06-Oct-17 12:16:54

I hate it too. Yanbu and I love Colin Firth but even he can't redeem this movie!

StoatofDisarray Fri 06-Oct-17 12:16:56

What film is this? confused

JesusTapdancingChrist Fri 06-Oct-17 12:17:42

It's utter bilge only 'much loved' by those with dire taste in films and/or a lobotomy.

liz70 Fri 06-Oct-17 12:19:06

Love Actually? Never seen it myself.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 06-Oct-17 12:20:34

I think the idea of all the interlinking stories is clever. Sadly, I think they had to cut so much out to make it a sensible length that you lose that.

It is quite Christmassy to have on in the background whilst wrapping presents or writing cards or something, but I don't think I'd actively watch it.

StoatofDisarray Fri 06-Oct-17 12:24:12

Thanks, liz. OP, it sounds rank! YANBU. I can't stand the Shawshank Redemption: mawkish trash, don't know why everyone loves it. Ditto that Christmas one, "It's a Wonderful Life." Apparently, I have no heart.

What would you prefer to watch?

Blodplod Fri 06-Oct-17 12:24:20

Oh.... I love that film.. I even had the piano music playing as I walked down the aisle on my wedding day. To be fair I do realise it's utter bilge.. but, I love the 'idea' of it. I love happy endings and cheese. I don't think I can handle 'real' life. In fact I've now banned myself from watching so much stuff on the TV (even the news) because a lot of stuff haunts and disturbs me far much more than it should.. do for me, cheesy and lame is the easiest sometimes for my health! I love good films too, but to me this is a perfect 'switch off' film that makes me smile (and cry!).

splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:27:28

Well my mums other Xmas classic is sound of music which i can get onboard with despite the epic length.

My vote goes to the Snowmann personally.

If i refuse to watch Love Actually she turns to me with brimming eyes and says "but...its Christmas..."

FledglingFTB Fri 06-Oct-17 12:28:56

I knew which film this was before I opened the thread, YANBU. It's tripe.

yolofish Fri 06-Oct-17 12:31:16

Can I nominate Titanic please? Really loathe that film, dont like "oh I'm just a normal girl, me" Kate Winslet, and the year they showed it as the big movie on Christmas Day I got right uppity!

splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:32:13

@FledglingFTB how did you know???

splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:32:42

@yolofish snort

Mia1415 Fri 06-Oct-17 12:33:13


MamaOfTwos Fri 06-Oct-17 12:35:31

YABVU and do not belong in civilised society. It's my favourite film of all time, uplifting, fun and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy

Travis1 Fri 06-Oct-17 12:36:37

I LOVE IT!!! And I don't care who thinks I've had a lobotomy or whatever. It's not Christmas if I don't watch it more than once. That and Home Alone grin

birchandrowan Fri 06-Oct-17 12:37:22

I opened the thread hoping it would be about Love Actually because I loathe and detest it too.
'I look quite pretty,' simpers Keira. Aaaarrrrggggghhh!

Laiste Fri 06-Oct-17 12:38:56

Never seen it. Not avoided it, just never seen it.

However, it's now moving into the territory of an 'Actively Avoid This For As Long As Poss. To See If I Can Be The Last Person Who Hasn't Seen It' Film grin I'm doing the same with Sound of Music.

(does anyone else do this?)

CrowOnTheBroom Fri 06-Oct-17 12:39:48

I've found my people! I've always hated this film. Plus Keira knightly looks so painfully thin I can't actually believe she'd eat that banoffie pie.

splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:39:56

@birchandrowan yes and take off tje fucking faux hipster paperboy cap ypu twat Keira!!!!!!! URGH!
Oh and Martin Freeman and his porn girlfriend - like haha we're in english and awkward isnt that funny. Errr, no, just boring.

There's only one part of the entire film i enjoy and it lasts 5 seconds. When the guy says "but i have a cute British accent" and his mate says "no you dont, Colin"

peachgreen Fri 06-Oct-17 12:40:16

I can watch and enjoy just about any movie with a Christmas theme. Love Actually is unforgivably twee nonsense but I still love it.

Though it's not a patch on The Holy Christmas Trio: Home Alone, Muppet Christmas Carol, and the SUBLIME It's A Wonderful Life.

TieGrr Fri 06-Oct-17 12:40:47

YABU! I love that film.


splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:41:05

Im amazed so many people knew the film before opening. Proof that its a pile of sickening wank!!!

ButtMuncher Fri 06-Oct-17 12:42:41

Never seen it. Never want to.

splendidisolation Fri 06-Oct-17 12:42:53

@Laiste YABU sound of music rocks.

Anyone agree?

I adore the part where the baronness is looking gorgeous in the terrace and says to the man: "never mind...i shall pack my little bag...and return to vienna tonight" with her eyes shinmering

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