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Love Actually.... - 19/8/2007 5:37:13 AM   
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RE: Love Actually.... - 19/8/2007 6:04:15 PM   
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Utter tripe, this movie is. I really liked films like Four weddings and Notting Hill, but this was contrived, fake, dishonest and above all a mess.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 19/8/2007 6:09:12 PM   
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I agree with Bob, the only storyline I like was the one with Andrew Lincoln and that was wrapped up in about 5 minutes. 

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RE: Love Actually.... - 19/8/2007 9:14:18 PM   
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The Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson story was very good. Or so i thought. It wasn't that good a film. But it is no worse than Notting Hill which i hated. Four Weddings was fine.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 19/8/2007 9:24:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lazy wolf eyes

I agree with Bob, the only storyline I like was the one with Andrew Lincoln and that was wrapped up in about 5 minutes. 


don't mean to pick on you Cuchulainn but I agree with Bob also. I like Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping

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RE: Love Actually.... - 20/8/2007 1:57:01 AM   
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I love Love Actually

It's more than a bit crap, but it's hugely enjoyable crap.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 20/8/2007 5:16:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: mafyou

The Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson story was very good. Or so i thought. It wasn't that good a film. But it is no worse than Notting Hill which i hated. Four Weddings was fine.

Wha, wha, what? That film's a classic.

I enjoyed it. I still do enjoy it whenever i watch it (turn on one of the ITV channels and it's bound to be on), and i know it gets this complaint all the time, but if they'd just had fewer storylines, with more time and detail, then it could have been so much more. Keep the Colin Firth, Grant, Rickman/Thompson story arcs, get rid of any including the likes of Kiera Knightly and other pointless ones. Still enjoyable film, with the Colin Firth storyline proving to be my favourite.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 24/8/2007 10:29:23 PM   
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It's not  patch on About a Boy, easily Grant's best role IMO

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RE: Love Actually.... - 1/9/2007 12:41:50 AM   
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What a bloody stupid film.
Hate the interaction between Liam Neeson and the little muppet kid. Who actually speaks like that? And the way that the finale of this particular story has to end with an American girl being the object of the kid's affections. And Neeson's character is soon about to knock boots with...an American (David Copperfield's ex-).
Honestly. Curtis playing up to the money-men in Hollywood.

And the way he drums.

I could go on......

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RE: Love Actually.... - 1/9/2007 3:41:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: repo136

What a bloody stupid film.
Hate the interaction between Liam Neeson and the little muppet kid. Who actually speaks like that?



You could say the same about many characters in countless classic films.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 2/9/2007 10:56:15 AM   
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Like Tony Curtis.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 23/12/2007 4:48:10 PM   
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Apart from the Rickman/Thompson storyline, Bill Nighy's performance and close-ups of Keira Knightley, this film's got nothing going for it.

Not as bad as Notting Hill, though.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 24/12/2007 1:03:38 PM   
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Watch out on Xmas Day, they're showing Love Actually on ITV1 around 8-9pm.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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RE: Love Actually.... - 25/12/2007 6:45:24 AM   
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Best storylines:
Hugh Grant and Martine  McCutcheon.
Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.
Bill Nighy.
And I would have liked to see a whole lot more of Kris Marshall.
Like the film - I have a copy, and watched it again last night.


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RE: Love Actually.... - 25/12/2007 5:28:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf
I love Love Actually
It's more than a bit crap, but it's hugely enjoyable crap.


Precisely. I'm not a fan of Christmas at all, but this film made me want to like it.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 28/12/2007 2:21:36 PM   
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I put a review in the mini-reviews thread as I think it is a cracking little pre-Christmas film. Not great, but enjoyable stuff.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 5/1/2008 11:13:33 PM   
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It's all about Rickman really, legend.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 5/1/2008 11:18:47 PM   
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I liked it to be honest with you, infact I have to say i liked all of it, thouroughly enjoyable

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RE: Love Actually.... - 21/2/2008 8:23:11 PM   
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i really like Love Actually, best bits for me are Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson (brings a tear to my eye when she realises he didn't buy her the locket) Colin Firth falling in love dispite a language barrier, and Andrew Lincolns unrequited love of Keira Knightley. 

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RE: Love Actually.... - 21/2/2008 8:31:43 PM   
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It was a film that ranged from okay to great, only suffering from perhaps too many plot threads not all of which were satisfyingly tied up at the end.  Parts of it were also a little too far on the fairytale side.  However, it was over all charming and gave me that warm fuzzy glow on the inside, which I think was the film-makers' intent.

It is not a terrible film in my humble opinion; far from it.  But it isn't the most awesome, brilliant film of it's type neither.

Hated Notting Hill, but then I watched it when I was so fed up of seeing Julia EVERYWHERE that I hated everything she ever did until I saw Erin BrokovichFour Weddings was - and still is - classic.

However none come close to A Fish Called Wanda.


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RE: Love Actually.... - 26/2/2008 11:08:51 AM   
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Ranks alongside Notting Hill as entertaining and fun as route canal appointment at a blind dentists. Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman's storyline is the only segment worth a watch. Great acting from them but only amounts to a short part of flick. Liam Neeson segment is awful (must have been for Xmas pay cheque?). Colin Firth and Hugh Grant do their usual dithering British twats to a tee. Well packaged poo just in time for Xmas.


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RE: Love Actually.... - 27/2/2008 8:01:16 PM   
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i enjoyed it.
nice story
good acting ( bar Martine McChicken (i know thats not here name but it amuses me))

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RE: Love Actually.... - 15/3/2008 12:20:57 AM   
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Great film and Martine was brilliant in it...

Find it more enjoyable than most of Grant/ curtis's previous efforts, and pulls together nicely at the end with the use of perhaps the greatest Beach Boys single ever recorded...

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RE: Love Actually.... - 17/3/2008 9:40:28 AM   
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Love Actually is great family fun... barring the relationship between John and "Just Judy" perhaps, which I didn't think was particularly necessary. Bill Nighy and his singin' and personality were brilliant. In fact, the entire cast was just damn awesome!  I really think Kris Marshall is underrated though.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 17/3/2008 10:17:25 AM   
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My Wife (and alot of other 30 something women I know) think its the best film ever! I don't mind it - terribly cynical in some ways but quite enjoyable (too long though...)

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RE: Love Actually.... - 17/3/2008 4:26:32 PM   
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this was the first film my girlfriend and i saw together at the cinema,and we both
came to the same conclusion-shite. not a patch on notting hill.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 17/3/2008 4:50:47 PM   
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This movie needs renaming to CRAP ACTUALLY !!
sorry but I hate the film

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RE: Love Actually.... - 18/3/2008 9:17:39 AM   
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I like the movie, though I'm afraid that I've seen it one too many times now.

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RE: Love Actually.... - 21/3/2008 2:13:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: dracovir

It was a film that ranged from okay to great, only suffering from perhaps too many plot threads not all of which were satisfyingly tied up at the end.  Parts of it were also a little too far on the fairytale side.  However, it was over all charming and gave me that warm fuzzy glow on the inside, which I think was the film-makers' intent.

It is not a terrible film in my humble opinion; far from it.  But it isn't the most awesome, brilliant film of it's type neither.

Hated Notting Hill, but then I watched it when I was so fed up of seeing Julia EVERYWHERE that I hated everything she ever did until I saw Erin BrokovichFour Weddings was - and still is - classic.

However none come close to A Fish Called Wanda.



Interesting, Notting Hill for me just encapsulated all that was good with life at the time and remains up there in my top 20, still watch it  regularly and love it to bits,

Actually is a different movie altogehter, so many story's and yes it doesn't quite ALL come together but it 's fucking close, teary scene with Emma, and good stuff with The PM and Natalie at the concert, never mind Colin and his Portuguese babe, (tasty) I mean fuck off, this is great ENTERTAINMENT, pure and simple, not meant to be anymore than that. $246,942,017 worldwide.
 
1999 US BO figures follow and it sticks in there at No 16, not that Im relyin on BO to tell me that its a good movie, but in this case it musta hit a chord somwhere.......................................
 




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RE: Love Actually.... - 24/3/2008 3:50:10 PM   
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I love Love Actually, despite the prescence of Keira Knightley and that weird toad woman that Alan Rickman has an affair with.

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