Friday, December 19, 2008
"Love Actually" follows the storylines of several characters, and their search for romance over the holiday season. One lonely young man wants to leave England and spend the season in America, where he is sure he can seduce beautiful women with his accent. A writer visits Portugal and falls in love with his Portuguese maid, who speaks no English. A widowed father watches his son strive to attract the attention of the girl he likes (my mommy's favorite storyline!). These stories and several more (including the new Prime Minister's unexpected romance) are all included in this movie.
Now, this movie is too mature for young kitties, pups, and beans. There are several instances of language and adult situations.
But the stories are funny and heartwarming . . . and sometimes heartbreaking as well. And in what other movie can you see Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, and Liam Neeson all in one place? Not to mention Alan Rickman and Mr. Bean himself, Rowan Atkinson.
And of course, one of the best scenes of all . . . the Christmas play at the local school, with a wonderful performance of "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
If your bean is a true romantic at heart, and has a taste for naughty british humor, then you should both snuggle up on the couch this holiday season and give "Love Actually" a try! I give it two paws up and a rumbly purr!