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Set in contemporary London in the weeks before Christmas, it tells one story which weaves together a spectacular number of love stories-sometimes romantic, sometimes sad, sometimes stupid-all funny in their own way.
Alan Rickman BLOW DRY, GALAXY QUEST Bill Nighy LUCKY BREAK Colin Firth WHAT A GIRL WANTS, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Emma Thompson TREASURE PLANET, PRIMARY COLORS Hugh Grant TWO WEEKS NOTICE, ABOUT A BOY Wri/Dir: Richard Curtis NOTTING HILL, BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
PROFANITY: 13 F-word's, 7 S-word's. Just a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Several very graphic sexual scenes with nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some mild social drinking. ACTION: None COMEDY: A couple dozen chuckles and about as many smiles. No big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Love Actually is appealing and genial with plenty of solid laughs, and worthy of a recommendation for those who appreciate this kind of thing. Just don't expect material that's edgy, dark, or challenging. This is one of those times when a film's goodwill allows critics and viewers alike to overlook its most egregious flaws and enjoy it for what it's trying to be.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The movie's only flaw is also a virtue: It's jammed with characters, stories, warmth and laughs, until at times Curtis seems to be working from a checklist of obligatory movie love situations and doesn't want to leave anything out. At 129 minutes, it feels a little like a gourmet meal that turns into a hot-dog eating contest.
USA TodayFull Review Good Love Actually is irresistible. You'd have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling. That's not to say Love Actually isn't flawed. Sometimes a joke is milked for all it's worth — and then some. And a few setups are sitcom-ish with all-too-predictable punch lines. But the combination of the clever script, top-notch talent and engaging subject — love in its many forms — makes Love one of the more entertaining experiences a moviegoer is likely to have during the holiday season.
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Everywhere you look, love is causing chaos. From the new bachelor Prime
Minister who falls in love 30 seconds after entering Downing Street to a loser
sandwich delivery guy who doesn't have a hope with the girls in the UK, so heads
for Wisconsin; from a jilted writer who escapes to the south of France to nurse
his broken heart to an aging rock star trying to make a comeback at any price;
from a bride having problems with her husband's best man to a married woman
having trouble with her husband; from a schoolboy with a crush on the prettiest
girl in the school to his architect step-father with a crush on Claudia Schiffer.
These London lives and loves collide, mingle and finally climax on Christmas
Eve-again and again and again-with romantic, poignant and funny consequences for