My Favorite Movies - "L" is for Love Actually

[Natalie, a secretary, is greeting the Prime Minister]
Natalie: Hello, David. I mean "sir". Shit, I can't believe I've just said that. And now I've gone and said "shit" - twice. I'm so sorry, sir.
Prime Minister: It's fine, it's fine. You could've said "fuck," and then we'd have been in real trouble.
Natalie: Thank you, sir. I did have an awful premonition that I was gonna fuck up on the first day. Oh, piss it!

That, right there, is one of the reasons I love this movie. It doesn't take itself too seriously. There are so many stories going on at once, but it's easy to keep them separated. It's all about love and making it work, figuring out where you went wrong and fixing it.

The first time I saw this movie, I wanted to move to London - I wanted to find the love. I wanted to gather it up and spread it around. Anyone who knows me, knows that London is my soul-city and after a movie like this, I knew I was destined to live there forever. Now, 13 years later - I'm still in love with this movie and with London - but I'm not any closer to living there. Someday, maybe after the kids are grown and living their own lives.

There wasn't a bad storyline in the movie and thinking about it now, I'm sad to realize that Harry died recently. He was such an amazing actor and it's hard to imagine we won't see him in another movie.

I think my favorite storylines are the Prime Minister/Natalie - I mean, come on - that's like a Cinderella story right there. I also was a big fan of little Sam and Joanna. And the Jamie/Aurelia story was sweet too. I was rooting for everyone...and I think the best part about the movie is that it takes place around Christmastime - I've added it to our annual Christmas tradition of movie-watching.

What was your favorite storyline or scene?

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I haven't watched this movie yet BECAUSE I'm not a fan of movies with this kind of feel: I don't want to follow multiple characters, I like a small cast that I can attach myself to throughout the movie.

I did giggle at the exchange between Natalie and the Prime Minister.

I'm not a big romance movie fan but this one I've seen several times. You're right, not a single bad story line in the whole thing.

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