Love Actually
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All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There's also recent… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"This is cloying, deceitful, and more or less irresistible."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie until, in the end, it went somewhat bonkers with what amounted to a communal love fest on Christmas Eve."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Love? Actually, no. More like disappointment, and, at times, hatred."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"Bombastic audience-hooting moments aside, Curtis has written his most accomplished film, finding the energy to direct the hell out of it as well. And it's even gloriously R-rated to boot."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Transfixed by the taboos of the...British class system, Curtis seems to think that nothing could be more erotic than the subordinate who fetches tea or dusts the crockery."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"This is an embarrassment, an overdrawn rom-com gone very wrong."
‑ , Time Out
"Whatever the actors are given to do they make so delightful -- or so delightfully moving -- that Love Actually wins out over its wobbles."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"A long running time, too many characters and too much whimsy and corn make this romantic romp more of a slog than a soufflé."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Despite it's naivety, this is one of the most beautiful and heart warming movies to come around in years..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"For the cuddlers out there who like things a little too light and fluffy."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"A highly engineered puffball."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"... a terrific film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Romantic and entertaining -- for older teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Loads of fun as long as your expectations aren't overly raised by the hype, the cast and the taglines."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Disconcertingly lubricious."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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