How cozy! Watching a Christmas movie while drinking a hot cuppa. Just when I think I've seen all the Christmas movies evah, I get introduced to one I've never seen. The Husband loves funny movies with happy endings, and The Daughter told me to get Love Actually for him. I find some of the plot-lines depressing and others beyond unbelievable. The Rickman/Thompson marriage was incredibly sad.
It has a large cast of well-known actors: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, and Rowan Atkinson.
and if you don't mind spoilers, the Honest Trailer people sum it up pretty fairly:
I do realize most folks love this movie and think it's cute, but it's not making it onto my Actually Love holiday watch list.
The Telegraph gives it 1 out of 5 stars and opens with this: "Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred." Salon.com calls it "the worst Christmas movie ever". Rolling Stone gives it 2 out of 4 stars, but I'm not sure what the 2 stars are for as there's precious little positive in the review. The Atlantic calls it "the least romantic film of all time". Roger Ebert gave it 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 63% and an audience rating of 73%.
Please share your T(ea) thoughts over on Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog, where the weekly tea gatherings often focus on artistic endeavors and where our hosts are making tea-stained watercolor paper.