As You Like It. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. Die Hard. The Family Stone. One Fine Day. The American President. I Love You Phillip Morris.
Punch-Drunk Love. The Truman Show. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. They believe that Peter's best friend and best man Mark Andrew Lincoln hates Juliet, but won't say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Written by Huggo.
It has been a long time since I have seen a movie so rich in character that I did not want it to end. Love Actually is not a love story, it is a story about love. Love that reinvents itself, multiplies itself, opens itself up, and even devastates. I am sure the film has its critics who say it drips in buttery corn.
But when you are able to retreat inward and let it take you over, it is impossible not to feel. It is a rare treat - a film that makes you feel. During the process I was sad and happy and relieved. I was turned on, turned off, dizzy and grounded. I was in love one time and it reminded me of that. The power of cinema can be that amazing, it can be that intense. The title of the movie is, perhaps, meant to confuse.
Yet I believe it is designed to ask. Love Actually is Is it lust? Or a deep appreciation of the past? Can it be conquered by language or political barriers? Can it be all of the above plus more? Maybe a mingling of several? It is rare for a film of great acting to be married to a terrific script. Yet it is something else for it to speak right to the audience; not talk at them, not try to sell them a film.