Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually is the ‘modern classic’ of Christmas films.
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love.
Among the characters explored is Hugh Grant as the very likable, and handsome, newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
The film is full of comic highlights including Hugh Grant indulging in his, how famous, dancing scene and Colin Firth all but recreating his most famous Mr. Darcy moment by diving fully-clothed into a lake.
Love Actually is full of vibrant characters, romance and comedy all wrapped up in one big festive package.
Love Actually was nominated for Golden Globes and BAFTA awards; winning the ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role’ for Bill Nighy’s performance as the Aside from all the hearts and flowers, though, it’s Bill Nighy’s uproarious turn as Billy Mack; an ‘over-the-hill’ rocker.