Let’s go back to: Love Actually
In 2003, a little Christmas movie was released that was this ALNM co-hosts first R-rated movie when she turned 17. Love Actually tells ten separate stories of different types of love as they play out leading up to the Christmas holiday in England. The movie is directed by Richard Curtis, director of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary, and Notting Hill....just to name a few. The movie stars more A-list actors than we can keep track of (many of whom went on to even bigger and better things): Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Martin Freeman, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, and Billy Bob Thornton. Throughout the telling of these ten stories, the viewer comes to find that somehow, they are interwoven with each other and each character somehow comes in contact with someone from another story. The film ends with an epilogue set one month after Christmas where each character is at the arrivals gate at London Heathrow Airport meeting someone from their story.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: Next week is Christmas and what better way to spend this weekend but to cuddle up and watch a fun Christmas movie? This is my best friend's favorite movie and I look forward to having our annual viewing of it this weekend, too. If Christmas isn't so much your thing, you can also enjoy the little cameos and see how far some of these familiar faces have come. Also, this movie has some great quotable moments. And everybody worships it because it's heaven! (See what I mean?)
Where can you find it now? iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix are all sure to have it and I bet if you ask a friend, you'll be able to find someone with the DVD too.