Monday, December 26, 2011

Love Actually

Last night after dinner was eaten I went back down to my apartment to watch one of my favorite Christmas movies, Love Actually.  I don't know what it is about this offbeat, sometimes crass movie that just fills me with the Christmas spirit.


I adore the story of Daniel and Sam.  It is so sad when Daniel loses his wife, especially having to raise his wife's son  And the way they bond over Sam's first love is just so darn sweet.  The airport scene just makes my heart leap.


And there's Jamie and Aurelia.  Oh my goodness, from the minute they meet you just know their story is going to have a happy ending.  And when Jamie learns Portuguese and goes to find her it's just so darn cute.


I think my favorite couple from the movie is The Prime Minister (I looked him up on IMDB, he doesn't have a name in the movie!) and Natalie (who, by the way, I can't figure out why they call her fat throughout the movie.  I think she's gorgeous).  I just love how nervous they both are around each other when it's obvious that they're so meant to be.


But of course this scene is the one that both makes my heart melt and break all at the same time.  Every time I watch it I wish that things would be different for this couple.  But this movie isn't all perfect happy endings and you can't deny the sweetness of this.



Oh this movie.  It's a wonderful Christmas movie.


What are your favorite moments from this movie?

34 wonderful thoughts:

Kristina

I have noticed Love Actually is a huge favorite with some of my bloggy friends. I've never seen it! I'm guessing I should!

Cafe Fashionista

Honestly? I still haven't seen Love Actually. Serendipity is one of my favorites; but somehow Love Actually has passed me by. :P

Loulou

Oh, I love this movie too! I didn't watch it this year but might have some catching up to do sometime this week as I noticed it is on Netflix. Hope you had a great day yesterday. For me, it was quiet but very fun!

Loulou Downtown

Megan

Love this movie :) Happy Holidays!!

Charis

I absolutely love this film! Hugh Grant makes an adorable Prime Minister.

Kristin

That is our movie! Our recessional song was God Only Knows! That's my favorite moment...The shots of all the people at the airport!

Dancing Branflake

I've never seen it but those love stories sound sweet. Home Alone is my favorite still haha!

Dancing Branflake

Haha- just realized you asked for our favorite moments from this movie- haha! Well, yeah...

Amber

I love that movie too. I watched it with my mom a few years ago forgetting about the porn scenes...lets just say it was awkward.

Maribel

I haven't seen the whole movie. I saw the part with the cards...omg. it was so sweet! i have to watch the whole thing!

Lucija

Lovely blog and such beautiful photos! You got yourself a new follower :))
& Merry Christmas, dear!

XO,
Lucija
WLL

Paige Devitt

I love how I just discovered your blog and the first post I see is about Love Actually (actually I just blogged about it, too!) I also love the Sarah and Karl story, even though they don't exactly get a happy ending either. Sam and Joanna are precious, though. Not many people would run through an airport just to say "hi" and get kissed on the cheek. Such a great film.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

I half watched it for the first time the other day, must watch it properly soon! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! xo

Elle Sees

OMG why didn't she just run away with him? i would if someone hot showed up with a sign like that.
he films the Walking Dead here in Atl and I'm constantly on the lookout for him. Stalk much? Yes, yes I do.

sarah - dodeline design

Haven't watched it in ages but it's such a great movie! Thanks for the reminder :-)

Meghan

This movie is my favorite at Christmas - everyone's story just melts my heart:)

The Backseat Debutante

i love this movie!! ;-) and your blog! visit mine when you get a chance!
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doniree

I LOVE this movie! I love when Jamie and Aurelia jump in the water to save his book and all the scenes where they're talking to each other, but in their own languages. I also think that the Prime Minister's name is David because Natalie always slips and calls him that, right? And then she's all "oh shit, I fucked up on my first day!"

Pop Champagne

I haven't seen this movie but I've always wanted to, I've heard such good things about it!

ErinMSW

It's one of my favorite movies, period. I lent it to a friend last year, and still don't have it back, and I'm feeling terribly lost without it this holiday season. It's just so good! And the PM's name is definitely David. Not sure if they ever say his last name, but Natalie absolutely slips and calls him David during their first meeting.

Jen

I wish they would make a sequel to this movie - I just can't get enough of it!

Mrs. Pancakes

Best movie ever!!!

Erin {pughs' news}

I love "Love, Actually"- it always makes me laugh, and cry. The bit with Billy Mack singing the song about Christmas is so hilarious, especially when he's giving interviews about it. I really love the part where he goes to his manager's house on Christmas Eve to tell him that he loves him. Also love when the Prime Minister is going door-to-door looking for Natalie and ends up singing carols. Awesome!

Just watched this a few weeks ago, but now I'm thinking I'd like to see it again.

PS: The part with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman always gets to me. I feel so sad for her, and SO ANGRY at him.

Francesca Giusti

love this film and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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jillian m.

I was watching this too! I love the storyline with Keira Knightley. It's heartbreaking, but so very endearing. LOVE.

Charlotte

Totally forgot about this one, but will have to add it to the list. Thanks for reminding me about it! (I'm always a sucker for a good chick flick/love story).

kallaydoscope.com

I need to find this again. I *love* this movie and I've only watched it once. How sad!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine

Oh yes, one of my absolute favorite Christmas movies!!!

missy.

love that movie. hope you had an absolutely wonderful christmas, despite a few issues going on. xoxo

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies

I love this movie too. The last scene you posted is my favorite. I love Valentine's Day (the movie) for the same reason. All these great intertwined stories.


*Erin

Shea

This is one of my favorite movies ever. I just watched it (for the millionth time!) recently, and I fell even more in love with it.

The Midwest Muse

This movie is simply perfect. Must go watch right now.

Erika

LOVE that movie!

Leesh

I love everything about this movie. I saved it to be the last movie that I watch for the holiday season. It was nice because I watched it in my New York hotel room by the fireplace on Christmas Eve.