- Published: Universal City, CA : Universal, , c2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Edition: Widescreen (2.35:1) version.
- Description: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- 0783284306 :
- Kenworthy, Duncan.
- Bevan, Tim.
- Fellner, Eric.
- Curtis, Richard, 1956-
- Rickman, Alan.
- Nighy, Bill, 1949-
- Firth, Colin, 1960-
- Thompson, Emma.
- Grant, Hugh.
- Linney, Laura.
- Neeson, Liam.
- McCutcheon, Martine.
- Coulter, Michael.
- Moore, Nick.
- Armstrong, Craig.
- Johnston, Joanna.
- Universal Pictures (Firm)
- Studio Canal+
- Working Title Films.
- DNA Films.
- Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
- Romances -- Drama.
- Christmas -- Drama. -- England -- London
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: commentary by director Richard Curtis and actors Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy & Thomas Sangster; deleted scenes with commentary; the music of the film with introductions by the director Richard Curtis; music video.
Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon.
It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague.
DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital.
The acting is superb, the story is well written because they will all cross and it is easy to keep track of each one, the one downside is that it truly earns its R rating. NOT FOR CHILDREN! there are children in it but they don't cross the more adult story lines other than possibly some language. I HIGHLY recommend it and I may pick up a copy because I saw it.
However, a few things: The story that takes a jaunt to the US was a bit over the top for how 'realistic' everything else is meant to be - though to be fair many of the stories are simplified quite heavily. And I'm sorry, but no matter how you spin it, the story with Keira Knightley's character is disturbing and icky. As is the little boy who plays Liam Neeson's son - that kid looks like an alien possessed by a demon (trivia - according to IMDB, he was in six Barney episodes, then less than a year later played a 10-year old Hitler before his role in "Love, Actually." Creepy, I tell you) .
Otherwise fine holiday fare. Not a classic, but above average.
7/10, (inclusive of +1 for any appearance of Alan Rickman, whom Bill Nighy nearly outshines in this film)
There are ten stories told here. They are loosely linked. Some have happy endings, some don't. They are romantic, outrageous, tearfully sad, funny, courageous. They are short stories, I don't believe anything is lacking. They have a beginning, middle and end. Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and many others give quality performances. This film has a "R" rating for nudity and language. I guess twelve old boys might be titillated. But it is about love, kindness and the choices people make. There is no violence. Much of it is laugh out loud funny. The film takes place during the holidays. The musical score is great. The extras are worth watching.
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