09 December 2009

Christmas, Actually


Every Christmas Day for the last few years, Mr. B. made it a tradition to watch Love, Actually - a British romantic-comedy by director Richard Curtis from 2003.

What's not to love? The movie has an ensemble cast with Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth and many more. It has great songs in the soundtrack (Joni Mitchell's updated Both Sides Now for one). It has about 10 different stories interwoven against the Christmas backdrop. It is funny, warmth and touching. Most of all, it's the ending of the movie. Love, Actually ends with a montage of anonymous persons greeting their arriving loved ones at the Heathrow Airport that slowly enlarges and fills the screen, eventually forming the shape of a heart - all these while the Beach Boys song God Only Knows plays in the background - perfect for a heartwarming occasion like Christmas, actually.

I am looking forward to it this year when Mr. B., D. and I would just snuggle up and watch this movie again.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.B & Becker:

When will we see Love Actually together?
Love U all actually and always!

D.

Becker said...

mr. b. said we shall do it on the 25th, christmas day. he plans to go to church in the morning. we will get a lot of snacks and watch love, actually together in the afternoon!

siennalee said...

Sounds like a great way to spend Christmas Day!

Becker said...

i hope you have a great christmas day plan too!

Matt said...

Love, Actually is one of my favorite movies. I am from the U.K. and enjoy reading your blog. Hope you have a great holiday!

Matt

Becker said...

i am glad you like it too. you have a great holiday too!

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