At this point, Love Actually feels like a member of my extended family.
I only see it once or twice a year, but it's always memorable. It's mostly enjoyable, but there is some... eccentricities I can't ignore. There are a few times I'll have to shuffle in my seat uncomfortably and remind it that 'you can't say that anymore'. But I enjoy it for the pure entertainment value. It'll do something stupid, and probably cause some Christmas Day drama.
It's like a car crash you can't look away from. I know I shouldn't anymore, but I love it.
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One of the wildest things about Love Actually is that so many of the people we meet during its two hours and nine minutes run time objectively suck. We should hate them. And yet, the magic of Christmas and that airport reunion scene means we look past their many, many flaws.
But I'm here to cut them down a peg or two.
First, let's get the good ones out of the way: