The 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually” from Universal Pictures was written and directed by Richard Curtis. Starring: Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Rory MacGregor, Colin Firth, Sienna Guillory, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Lulu Popplewell, Kris Marshall, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley.
The two months leading up to Christmas are always an exhilarating challenge and this year is proving to be no exception for a dozen couples who are in the various stages of love or think they are, but still not quite sure what love is. But Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Juliet (Keira Knightley) are getting married and the intertwined lives of their guests forms the backdrop for this beautiful wedding.
As with any love story that leads to a wedding there is usually someone who may have unrequited love for the bride or groom. In this case it’s Mark (Andrew Lincoln), the best man, who is heartsick at the thought of losing Juliet to Peter, but puts on a brave face. Also in attendance is Daniel (Liam Neeson), who recent lost his wife and who is now trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) to come to terms with what has happened and express his true feelings.
While the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) finds himself at political odds with the United States President (Billy Bob Thornton), the charms of one the President’s staff (Martine McCutcheon) have him also in a tizzy without a clue as to the right way to handle this delicate matter of the heart.
Karen (Emma Thompson) is trying her best to manage her life and that of her teenage daughter Daisy (Lulu Popplewell) and finding her suspicions about losing her husband (Alan Rickman) becoming more difficult to control.
Unable to reconcile the reasons for his girlfriend leaving him, Jamie (Colin Firth) is making his escape to the south of France to try to gain a new perspective but finds love won’t let him forget.
Meanwhile junior manager (Laura Linney) is mustering up the courage to let her love be known to her co-worker who is completely unaware of her feelings. Throughout the ten stories of love won and lost and then won again, they show that the one fact remains that love actually is the driving force in our lives no matter how complicated it may be even though it breaks your heart.