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Love Actually (2003)

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.

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Storyline

Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack's Christmas themed comeback cover of "Love Is All Around" which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe's chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel's wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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All You Need Is Love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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14 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Love Actually Is All Around  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,886,080, 7 November 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,696,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$246,942,017
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Trivia

In a 2017 interview published in Empire Magazine, Richard Curtis recounts that Universal chairman Stacey Snider told him that the film would make $50 million less at the box office if he kept all the nude scenes in. But Curtis felt that as a teenager, he only went to the movies to see some nudity, and he didn't want to let his younger self down. See more »

Goofs

When Jamie revisits Aurelia, a Marseillaise cab can be seen at the airport, yet everyone in the city seems to understand Portuguese. This can be explained, however, by a large Portuguese community in Marseilles, who live in a common area and would be the ones who understood the language. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prime Minister: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none...
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Crazy Credits

Harriet, the sexy one - Shannon Elizabeth See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Rab C. Nesbitt (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Trouble With Love Is
(2003)
By Evan Rogers (as Rogers) / Carl Sturken (as Sturken) / Kelly Clarkson (as Clarkson)
Performed by Kelly Clarkson
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User Reviews

 
My Favorite, Actually
25 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my new favorite movies. I don't know how i have been living without this movie. A kind of original plot and an all star cast ,i mean, we are talking: Keira Knighley, Laura Linney, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, and TONS of other huge celebrities. This is a real heartwarming movie. Tons of humor and beauty for the whole family (well, if they are aloud to see it). All leading up to a great climax. And it shows some of the beauty that the world does have. And that love ACTUALLY is all around. I swear, if you don't see this movie, someone will kick you. Ask any one around. I was talking about this today at school and it was one of my teachers favorite movies. It also kind of redefines stereotypes and everything. Please, if you see one movie in your life, let it be this.


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