Love Actually movie review - Aussieboyreviews


To mature and older teens and up who enjoy romance, laughs and drama, Love Actually is a good choice. Despite some nudity and language, this tale about relationships is entertaining and well-made.


Before Christmas, eight London couples struggle to handle their romantic relationships and complicated love in different ways.

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Movie details

Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy
Writer: Richard Curtis
Release Date (Australia): 26 December 2003
Runtime: 135 minutes/2h 15m
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film includes references to infidelity, death and grief.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features occasional use of “f**k” language.

Drug Use (PG)

The film includes verbal references to heroin use.

Nudity (M)

There are depictions of female breasts nudity and male buttocks nudity.

Sex (M)

A man and a woman are depicted simulating sexual acts during the filming of pornographic movies. There are also multiple sex references.

mpaa rating

R (for sexuality, nudity and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

It’s fair to say that Richard Curtis’ idea of introducing the issues of multiple relationships is muddling and confusing. But the story is humorous and light-hearted enough to engage you. It’s also certainly an average Christmas/romance sort of idea, which is one element some audiences will either enjoy or dislike, but it’s surprisingly pretty pleasurable.

So is Love Actually worth it’s big stars and talented cast? Not necessarily, but it’s pleasing to involve stars such as Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth. What’s important in this movie is the performances being dramatic and romantic enough to class the film as a decent romance movie. Luckily, they are, but a bright cast won’t promise an excellent movie.

The entire story of Love Actually is not for everyone, and most viewers will even find the film too puzzling to appreciate. However, the film delivers a nice amount of heart and each romantic story is quite appealing. But some will also find this film quite offensive and flat, which is reasonable, but it’s quite enjoyable.

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