Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film directed by Richard Curtis and produced by Duncan Kenworthy, Tim Bevan, Eric Pellner, Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin. The screenplay was written by Richard Curtis.
Rated: R (movie contains sexuality, nudity and language)
Run Time: 2h 15min
Release Date: November 14, 2003 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Richard Curtis
Studio: Universal Pictures
Budget: $45 Million
Box Office: $248.5 Million
Love Actually stars Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Kiera Knightley, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Laura Linney, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, January Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Elisha Cuthbert, Claudia Schiffer, Denise Richards, Shannon Elizabeth, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ivana Milicevic.
Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness.
The newly elected Prime Minster (Hugh Grant) falls in love with a young junior staffer (Marlene McCutcheon); A married man, Harry (Alan Rickman) and Karen (Emma Thompson) have been in a stable long term marriage but Harry is tempted by his attractive new assistant Mia (Heike Makatsch); Daniel’s (Liam Neeson) wife has just died, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) by himself; Sarah (Laura Linney), a desperate young American girl finally takes courage to talk to Karl (Rodrigo Santoro) who she has been in love with for two years; Jamie (Colin Firth), a writer travels to the south of France on a writing retreat trying to forget about catching his latest girlfriend (Sienna Guillory) with another man and meets and falls in love with Aurelia (Lucia Moniz), the Portuguese housekeeper; Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) is an aging rock star who wants to record something new and doesn’t want to compromise his work.
The characters are falling in love, falling out of love, some are with the right people, some are with the wrong people, some are looking to have an affair, some are in the period of mourning; a capsule summary of reality. At all ages and social levels, love is the theme.
“The thing about romance is people only get together right at the very end.” – Sam
“We may be a small country, but we’re a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery and Harry Potter. David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot, come to that.” – The Prime Minster
“Which doll shall we give Daisy’s little friend Emily? The one that looks like a transvestite or the one that looks like a dominatrix?” – Karen
“Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!” – Billy Mack
Official Movie Trailer
Bill Nighy as Billy Mack
Gregor Fisher as Joe
Colin Firth as Jamie Bennett
Hugh Grant as The Prime Minster
Keira Knightley as Juliet
Liam Neeson as Daniel
Emma Thompson as Karen
Alan Rickman as Harry
Laura Linney as Sarah
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter
Rowan Atkinson as Rufus
Martin Freeman as John
January Jones as Jeannie
Billy Bob Thornton as The U.S. President
Elisha Cuthbert as Carol-Anne
Claudia Schiffer as Carol
Denise Richards as Carla
Shannon Elizabeth as Harriet
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Sam
Ivana Milicevic as Stacey