Five weeks before Christmas is Love Actually day if you didn’t know. Because five weeks before Christmas is when this movie starts and the very fact it’s entirely ingrained in my consciousness should tell you all you need to know.
This is one of those ensemble films, with tons of little stories, featuring actors you mostly know, with a bit of comedy, a bit of love and a bit of drama thrown in.
Who’s in it? Well, here goes:
- Bill Nighy
- Hugh Grant
- Liam Neeson
- Colin Firth
- Emma Thompson
- Alan Rickman
- Kiera Knightly
- Rowan Atkinson
- Martine McCutcheon
- Andrew Lincoln (yes, Rick from Walking Dead)
- Martin Freeman
- Laura Linney
- Billy Bob Thornton
I mean that’s ridiculous isn’t it? There are more too, but honestly I got bored of writing names down in a list.
Look a young Rick Grimes….
And that scene by the way, if you’ve seen it you understand and if you haven’t, you really should. It’s basically a great lesson in how to be officially the worst mate ever. But it’s romantic, so whatever right?
The film basically just follows the adventures of various characters in the run up to Christmas, showing how love can be found in the most random places and that there is always someone.
Anyway, watching this is pretty much the law at Christmas, so do yourself a favour and watch it tonight.