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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Hugh Grant
Alan Rickman
Emma Thompson
Colin Firth
Liam Neeson
Bill Nighy
Directors
Richard Curtis
Screenwriters
Richard Curtis
Running Time
135 minutes

Love Actually
Richard Curtis directs this typically British yuletide Rom-Com starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman


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Plot
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the love lives of several people living in London intertwine…


Verdict
Overlong and over-sentimental, this is nonetheless a fairly entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, and it’s great to see so many of the UK’s best actors sharing screen space. While never quite scaling the heights of Four Weddings or Notting Hill, it’s a perfectly respectable debut for Curtis.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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