Love, Actually

Title: Love, Actually
Where: Netflix

Rowan Atkinson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, and Nina Sosanya in Love Actually (2003)

Plot (from IMDB): “Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.”

Scoring Notes: Generally a +5 is the highest I will give a component. A -5 is the lowest. If it goes beyond that, then you know I am quite serious 

+5 for Hugh Grant
+5 for Colin Firth
+5 for Emma Thompson
+5 for Alan Rickman
-10 for Alan Rickman’s hair (Snape has better hair)
+5 for LĂșcia Moniz

+20 for intersecting, interesting stories.
-10 for Colin. And the American women.

+5 for brilliant writing
+5 for brilliant directing
+10 for the awesome use (and timing) of a Dido song

+5 for a diverse cast
+5 for the quote: “There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?”
+5 for Hugh Grant dancing
+20 for the quote “I love that word “relationship.” Covers all manner of sins, doesn’t it? I fear that this has become a bad relationship; a relationship based on the President taking exactly what he wants and casually ignoring all those things that really matter to, erm… Britain. We may be a small country, but we’re a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot, come to that. And a friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger. And the President should be prepared for that.”
+20 because I would watch it again (and again and again and again)
-10 for Family Friendliness (unless you can watch it on the USA channel)

Total Score: 90

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