History Film / LoveActually

27th Sep '16 6:53:54 AM WryCaprine
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** ''Film/HarryPotter'' is mentioned. No word on who plays Professors Snape and Trelawney, or Rufus Scrimgeour either. Not to mention that Hugh Grant nearly played Gilderoy Lockhart.

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** ''Film/HarryPotter'' is mentioned. No word on who plays Professors Snape and Trelawney, or Rufus Scrimgeour either. Not to mention that Hugh Grant nearly played Gilderoy Lockhart. ( To be fair, The film came out before The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) so only Alan Rickman's example counts. Not that its not more significant than the others put together.)
3rd Aug '16 7:47:59 PM nero666
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* FollowTheLeader: Started a whole genre of romantic comedies with a big cast and overlapping stories (''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'', ''Film/ValentinesDay'', ''Film/WhatToExpectWhenYoureExpecting'', ''Film/NewYearsEve'', ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'').
30th Jul '16 7:54:02 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* HappyDance: Sarah excuses herself to do a brief one after she finally gets to bring Karl back to her apartment.
13th May '16 3:00:43 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* NoPartyGiven: The Prime Minister, although FridgeLogic suggests he's a Conservative (he is clearly implied to succeed TonyBlair and seems to have achieved the position by virtue of winning an election rather than succeeding within the party). He also... admires MargaretThatcher.

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* NoPartyGiven: The Prime Minister, although FridgeLogic suggests he's a Conservative (he is clearly implied to succeed TonyBlair UsefulNotes/TonyBlair and seems to have achieved the position by virtue of winning an election rather than succeeding within the party). He also... admires MargaretThatcher.



* TakeThat: When Hugh Grant's Prime Minister character moves into Number 10 Downing Street, there are a few jabs at his predecessor as PM (who's implied to be TonyBlair).

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* TakeThat: When Hugh Grant's Prime Minister character moves into Number 10 Downing Street, there are a few jabs at his predecessor as PM (who's implied to be TonyBlair).UsefulNotes/TonyBlair).
10th May '16 1:30:35 AM YankeeDave
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** Peter and Juliet's wedding was reportedly inspired by Jim Henson's funeral, which reportedly also featured a surprise audience-participation sendoff of sorts.
30th Apr '16 5:57:15 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''The Prime Minister'''

'''''Love Actually''''' is a 2003 RomanticComedy [[AVeryBritishChristmas set during Christmas time in and around Great Britain]].

The movie revolves around several different people and their relationships, all woven together. Among the myriad plotlines, we see:

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-->'''The -->-- '''The Prime Minister'''

'''''Love Actually''''' ''Love Actually'' is a 2003 RomanticComedy [[AVeryBritishChristmas set during Christmas time in and around Great Britain]].

The movie film revolves around several different people and their relationships, all woven together. Among the myriad plotlines, we see:see:
29th Mar '16 1:11:34 PM JBK405
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* Intimate Artistry: The film shows two different artistic connections:
** Juliet believes that Mark dislikes her for marrying his best friend Peter. [[spoiler:However, when she watches the recording he made of the wedding, she notices that all of his shots are lovingly framed of her and she realizes that he is actually in love with her. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Mark had been cold and distant because he did not want to hurt either Juliet or Peter by injecting himself into their happy relationship]].]]
** John and Judy meet as they are working as stand-ins on a film production of an adult nature. They spend all of their time together naked and simulating sex acts trying awkwardly to hold normal conversations in compromising positions; [[spoiler:at the end of their plot John works up the courage to ask out Judy while staging the last scene.]]
25th Jan '16 1:59:51 AM Ulrik54
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->''"General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."''

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->''"General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... [[TitleDrop love actually actually]] is all around."''
24th Dec '15 2:36:06 PM fearlessnikki
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** ''Film/HarryPotter'' is mentioned. No word on who plays Professors Snape and Trelawney, or Rufus Scrimgeour either.
*** "''... with Billy Mack as Rufus Scrimgeour''"

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** ''Film/HarryPotter'' is mentioned. No word on who plays Professors Snape and Trelawney, or Rufus Scrimgeour either. \n*** "''... with Not to mention that Hugh Grant nearly played Gilderoy Lockhart.
* ChekhovsGag:
Billy Mack as Rufus Scrimgeour''"jokes that if he gets number one, he'll strip naked on live TV. [[spoiler: The video of him doing this distracts airport security long enough for Sam to sneak past and see Joanna]].



* FourthDateMarriage: [[spoiler: John and Judy are engaged by the end, after only knowing each other about ten weeks. Likewise Jamie proposes to Aurelia after knowing her three weeks]].



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Mark says he will try and move on from his feelings for Juliet - and he's kept his distance from her precisely because he loves Peter very much too]]. The fact that he still organised a grand gesture at the wedding reaffirms this.



* LadyInRed: Mia is wearing a seductive red devil outfit at the Christmas party, when she asks for a dance with Harry.



* LatinLover: Karl for Sarah.
* LastGirlWins: [[spoiler: Harriet is the last of the American girls Colin meets. She's the one he brings home]].
* LettingHerHairDown: Natalie, Aurelia and Juliet all have their hair down for the first time in the movie when they share their 'moments' with their respective beaus.



* MaybeEverAfter:
** [[spoiler: Sarah and Karl. Their last scene is left open and could be interpreted as Sarah choosing to focus more on looking out for her brother - or just temporarily putting things on hold until she's better at managing things]].
** [[spoiler: Harry and Karen are a little frosty at the airport in the epilogue. They appear to be trying to stay together but it's unknown if their marriage will survive]].



* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Nearly all the main characters are linked directly or indirectly; only Billy Mack and his manager have no real connection to the other characters (unless you count his performance distracting a security guard at exactly the right time). [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%27Love_Actually%27_Interconnections.jpg Here's a chart]] to make things easier.
** Earlier than that, seeing the video gave Sam the idea to become a drummer to impress Joanna.
** The song or music video was playing all over the place throughout the movie. In all honesty it was rather interesting how they were able to successfully work it into so many scenes so well.

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* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Nearly all the main characters are linked directly or indirectly; only Billy Mack and his manager have no real connection to the other characters (unless you count his performance distracting a security guard at exactly the right time). Earlier than that, seeing the video gave Sam the idea to become a drummer to impress Joanna. The song was playing at frequent intervals throughout the whole movie since. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%27Love_Actually%27_Interconnections.jpg Here's a chart]] to make things easier.
** Earlier than that, seeing the video gave * OneSteveLimit: Sam the idea to become falls for a drummer to impress Joanna.
** The song or music video
girl called Joanna, which was playing all over the place throughout the movie. In all honesty it was rather interesting how they were able to successfully work it into so many scenes so well.his late mother's name. This is also lampshaded when Daniel meets a Carol and he mistakenly calls her Karen - and his friend Karen is another character. Elsewhere David has a butler called Terence and a driver called Terry.


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* RuleOfThree:
** Billy goofs when recording his cover, singing "love" instead of "Christmas" twice. He gets it on the third attempt.
** Colin hits it off with three girls at the bar (though a fourth later joins them).
** When said girls are getting him to pronounce words in his English accent, he says three words. The third one sounds the same.
** When David searches for Natalie's house, the third one he tries gives him the directions.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Sam and Karen's son share a giggle at the MeetCute between their parents, Sam later suggesting he give her an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.
12th Dec '15 10:03:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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->''"General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... [[TitleDrop love actually]] is all around."''

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->''"General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... [[TitleDrop love actually]] actually is all around."''



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Harry's wife Karen is contrasted with the seductress Mia who is appropriately dressed as a devil at the party and gets a red lingerie scene.



* MissingMom: Sam's dies before the start of the movie. We see her MeaningfulFuneral.
* MonochromeCasting: See TokenMinority. Unfortunately rather par for the course for Richard Curtis films.

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* MissingMom: Sam's mother dies before the start of the movie. We see her MeaningfulFuneral.
* MonochromeCasting: See TokenMinority. Unfortunately rather par for the course for Richard Curtis films.



* RiskyBusinessDance: The Prime Minister does keep his trousers on when dancing around.

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* RiskyBusinessDance: The Prime Minister does keep his trousers on when dancing around.dances around to "Jump" by the Music/PointerSisters.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Harry's wife Karen is contrasted with the seductress Mia who is appropriately dressed as a devil at the party and gets a red lingerie scene.



* SexySantaDress: In Billy's video.
* ShoutOut: Billy's video is based on the video to "Addicted to Love".

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* SexySantaDress: In Billy's video.
video the backup dancer ladies are wearing skimpy, red, [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather-trimmed]] dresses.
* ShoutOut: Billy's video is based on the Music/RobertPalmer video to "Addicted to Love".



* SweaterGirl: Juliet in one scene.

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* SweaterGirl: Juliet is wearing a tight, but tasteful, sweater in one scene.



* TitleDrop: The opening narration.

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* TitleDrop: The In the opening narration.narration David says that he find "love actually" is all around us.



* WhatTheHellHero: Did the Prime Minister of the UK just end the special relationship with the United States over a crush? And why the hell does everyone in Number 10 think this is such a great thing?
** The whole point was that the US president was presented as an unlikeable slimy ass, who was using his political leverage to bully the UK. This was how the Bush/Blair relationship was popularly viewed in the UK at the time, with Blair as Bush's 'lap dog'. The incident between the President and Natalie was the metaphor that made the PM realise he should stand up to the President. The positive reaction to this event from the Number 10 staff (and viewers) was simply a bit of PatrioticFervor, and admiration for his pluck in standing up to a President who was taking the special relationship for granted.
** Also, it was political ''gold''. He was viewed by the public as kind of a wimp up to that point. He told America to shove it and gushed all over Britain at the same time.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Takes place in the airport, a month after Christmas. A rare short duration version.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Did the Prime Minister of the UK just end the special relationship with the United States over a crush? And why the hell does everyone in Number 10 think this is such a great thing?
** The whole point was that the US president was presented as an unlikeable slimy ass, who was using his political leverage to bully the UK. This was how the Bush/Blair relationship was popularly viewed in the UK at the time, with Blair as Bush's 'lap dog'. The incident between the President and Natalie was the metaphor that made the PM realise he should stand up to the President. The positive reaction to this event from the Number 10 staff (and viewers) was simply a bit of PatrioticFervor, and admiration for his pluck in standing up to a President who was taking the special relationship for granted.
** Also, it was political ''gold''. He was viewed by the public as kind of a wimp up to that point. He told America to shove it and gushed all over Britain at the same time.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Takes place in the Heathrow airport, a month after Christmas. A rare short duration version.Christmas.
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