This is a modern Christmas classic that is good for anyone. Released in 2003 and directed by Richard Curtis, it will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with every character. The film follows the lives of a range of different characters over the Christmas period and dilemmas they come across, then at the end of the film the audience finds out how they are all linked. The eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways; their tryst with love making them discover how complicated relationships can be. It has singing, dancing and everything a Christmas film should have. It also has a range of different actors, all incredibly famous and talented such as Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley and will always put you in a good mood by the end. It makes you realise all the different aspects of Christmas and how everyone treats it slightly differently.
However if you aren’t the biggest Christmas fan it also looks at other aspects of life such as marriage, school, work and mostly love. This film is such a light easy-going film full of happiness but takes the audience through every aspect of love. I saw this for the first time a few years ago and have watched it every year to this day. My favourite character in the film would be Sam played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster. I love this character as he is so adorable and new to the idea of love, he makes it all seem so simple and has no embarrassment that will stop him from getting her and does all he can. I think he carries a very important but subtle message that the whole film is about that love doesn’t have to be bad, hard or complicated and that Christmas is such an important time for giving, sharing and loving. This message has a great impact on the audience, and I think is one of the main reasons I love the film. Also because it shows so many different types of love and ways to fall in love which is not always shown in other stereotypical love movies. Although there are many iconic scenes that come from Love Actually, one of my favourites being when the prime minster, played by Hugh Grant dances around his house, however my all-time favourite scene would be the necklace scene with Rowan Atkinson and Alan Rickman. I would definitely recommend this film, even if you are not a big fan of rom coms.