It’s a Christmas tradition for Jenn and I to watch “Love Actually” every Christmas. On my favorite films of all time, this movie makes the Top 10. However, that’s not to say it doesn’t have issues. With Christmas upon us, I decided to rank every “Love Actually” story line from best to worst.
WARNING- SOME OF THE VIDEOS ARE NSFW
IT’S PRIME TIME FOR LOVE
My favorite story line! I know that some take issue with the aged Prime Minister going after such a young assistant, but I find this story line to be adorable. I enjoy everything from the in office flirting, to Hugh Grant’s dancing through the house, to his caroling to find Natalie and standing up to the President! I’m not sure why they kept calling her fat though. She wasn’t at all!
Some will tell you that this is the best plot in “Love Actually” and it’s hard to argue! I just can’t resist Hugh Grant’s charm, so that’s why he’s at #1. The story of little Daniel who loses his Mom but gains an amazing Dad. Daniel’s pursuit to impress Sam, the performance of “All I Want for Christmas is You” and the airport scene gives you a great journey. Just don’t play the Bay City Rollers to me.
How can you not enjoy the story of two porn stand ins who fall in love? Quick clips throughout the film keeps it at a nice clip and somehow…romantic!
LOVE IS IT’S OWN LANGUAGE
Jamie and Aurelia have a cute thing going in his cottage. She can’t speak English and he can’t speak Portuguese. Plus I like to see Jamie rebound after catching his girlfriend with his brother!!! My favorite scene is when Jamie arrives at his family’s house only to walk away and you hear in the background “I hate Uncle Jamie”.
#1 MEANS #1 LOVE
Billy Mack (who could be my favorite character in the film) has been just wanting one more number one in his life, and he gets it! However, once he gets to Elton John’s house and celebrates his fame, he realizes that he wants to be with his best friend Joe. Although I appreciate the idea of this, I’m just not sure I’m buying it! Maybe it’s because I know my friends too well and they’re not leaving Elton’s house.
THE SADDEST OF STORIES
The destruction of Karen and Harry’s marriage is DEVASTATING, but it is a beautiful story! It is so well done and perfectly acted- I love it (and hate it). You add in Joni Mitchell as the soundtrack and it’s just heartbreaking.
STOP ANSWERING THE PHONE!
Sarah…I want to root for you, but you’re doing it to yourself! Stop answering your phone and hang with Karl!
THE WEIRD THREESOME
Colin leaves England to find three ridiculously good looking American ladies who take him home for a night he’ll never forget? The script of this film is so good that I just shutter at this one. The plot makes no sense at all!
THE OTHER WEIRD THREESOME
I’m talking about the oddest story of the film; Peter, mark and Juliet. My wife finds it to be so romantic when Mark shows up to profess his love to his best friend’s new wife. WTH?! (on a side note, I heard that Keira Knightley was only 17 when they filmed this. Not sure if that’s true) I cannot handle that in a film that is so romantic, they allow this plot.