December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

December 19, 2011

Love Actually (2003)

When it's over, what's not to love about Love Actually, one of my Christmas favourites.  The stories inter-weave brilliantly featuring a well-known British cast and some new faces then, who are no longer new faces today.  The soundtrack's catchy and perfectly placed within the film making me cry through the sad moments and laugh through the comedic ones.  Most of all, it's just a feel-good film that truly lasts the test of time.  Love is the obvious theme throughout the film, and Director/Writer, Richard Curtis, cleverly explores the many facets of love - how it begins,  how it ends, and sometimes, how we endure the pain.  By far, one of the best romantic comedies to deal with this theme that covers varying ages and social levels. 

My rating: 5 out of 5

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