i hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and yall are now ready for the most wonderful time of the year!
one way i love bringing in the holiday season is by watching love actually. it’s my very favorite of the new christmas movies (i don’t compare it to the older ones, like it’s a wonderful life) and i watch it all the time.
there are about ten stories following different characters and their love stories. all the characters are somehow related and each love story shows a very different kind of love: some new, some lust, some illicit, some platonic, some fading, some family.
my very favorite story line is that between david and natalie. he’s the PM, she’s a member of his household staff (she brings him delightfully british biscuits and tea!). he’s hugh grant, so he’s gorgeous, and he’s very single and very much in charge of the UK. why do i love this story? probably has something to do with the fact that it’s a totally inappropriate relationship and i have a mild problem with falling for inappropriate men. but it really is a sweet story.
i also really like the jamie and aurélia story. he’s just broken up with his girlfriend and goes off to the countryside to write. his housekeeper is aurélia, who only speaks portuguese, which he does not. somehow (and this is totally beyond my comprehension), they fall in love. my very favorite dialogue of the entire movie is between these two. he drives her home at the end of each day, and one day as he’s dropping her off he says, “it’s my favorite time of day, driving you” and she responds “it’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.” keep in mind neither speaks the other’s language, and it’s that much sweeter. eventually they leave the country, he learns portuguese, and goes to her and proposes. precious, right?
the soundtrack is amazeballs, too. it’s in pretty constant rotation on my ipod.
what are your favorite scenes? story lines? or do you absolutely hate it?