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A Kid's Review
This review is from: Love Actually [DVD]  (DVD)Love Actually is a festive and funny watch and I was undoubtedly entertained for 129 minutes. From being in a relatively low mood due to the sheer coldness of the winter, I was uplifted immensely due to the Christmas tunes, happy couples and comic elements in the film. I loved that many different relationships were followed and despite the large amount of them, I was still able to emphasise with some of the storylines. The film depicted the love and warmth desired during Christmas and triggered my excitement for this month even more! Some scenes even created slight jealousy; a surprise gospel choir at a Christmas wedding is simply genius! The optimism from particular characters was delightful, and Hugh Grant's portrayal of the Prime Minister was not only hilarious but also slightly idealistic - David Cameron watch this space! Also, the realism of events (like the airport scenes) was also inspiring and hopeful, keeping the film on level ground, maybe a Christmas fairytale ending is possible after all! The brief appearances from loved faces such as Ant and Dec and Rowan Atkinson were very humorous and added light-heartedness when characters were experiencing heartbreak. Liam Neeson's relationship with his step-son was emotional and delicate, motivating families grieving through loss of loved ones to keep smiling. The film is also brought back to life through the realisation that broken relationships are existent, due to Alan Rickman's sleazy adultery. It seems fair to say that almost every relationship, be it of pain or happiness is depicted in this film and if you want to get in the Christmas mood, or simply just want to be cheered up, then Love Actually is definitely for you.
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Initial post: 9 Dec 2010 20:45:09 GMT
Ruth Thomas says:
A very insightful review which gives a real sense of the highs and lows of the film. The review communicates the mood of the film really well and a good analysis of the characters and main actors' performances.
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