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Love Actually

“Love, Actually,” a famous movie by Richard Curtis, is an ode to love. It showcases a number of romantic couples in London and their varying relationships. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.

What is the plot of the story ?

The film opens with Juliet and Peter greeting each other at Heathrow Airport. She is right on time, but he is running late. Shortly after this exchange, we find out that Juliet is in an open relationship and has no qualms about being so. In contrast, two of her friends are in a relationship and struggling to keep their marriage intact as they deal with a pregnancy that wasn’t planned.

Who is in the cast ? What role did each character portray ?

The cast include Hugh Grant, Colin Firth , Liam Neeson , Emma Thompson, Laura Linney , Alan Rickman , Thomas Sangster and Martine McCutcheon. Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister of Great Britain who falls in love with his secretary. The members of his staff also find romance while trying to save his marriage to their Margaret, played by Thompson. Firth is a married man who realizes that he loves an old flame. He is unable to reveal his feelings for her as she has settled in marriage with another man, played by Neeson. Meanwhile, Liam Neeson’s character finds himself feeling jealous about the attention McCutcheon gives to the young son of her boyfriend (played by Chris Martin from Coldplay).

What are the difficulties they face ?

The struggling couples in the film are constantly found at odds with their relationships. As the story progresses, they realize that the love they have for each other can make them feel insecure. They strive to ignore this pitfall and continue to love each other despite their shortcomings. In contrast, the Prime Minister’s staff face a dilemma when the other woman (played by Linney) decides to keep quiet about her love for him. She later reveals that she wanted to stay quiet about her feelings for him because she knew it wouldn’t be possible for them to be together.

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Who is the antagonist ? What are its motives ?

This film features a number of antagonists. One of them is the Prime Minister’s wife as portrayed by Thompson. She is always on the lookout for things that might disrupt her marriage. This leads her to descend upon his girlfriends, destroying their relationships with him and preventing them from seeing him. She also becomes jealous when she sees her husband fall in love with another woman .

What are its epic scenes ?

The film showcases a number of romantic incidents that took place in London. These include the Prime Minister’s busy working day on Christmas Day, when his wife and her entourage arrive to wish him a merry Christmas. He and his staff members are charmed by them, which leads to casual encounters with each other. The most loved character in this film is the Prime Minister himself. He is loved by his staff members and all the women he has dated. They are willing to go to great lengths to secure their relationships with him, even at a time when they feel secure in their own relationships. For example, the two teachers from London who become pregnant decide to keep quiet about their pregnancies and not tell him about it.

Would you recommend watching this ?

Yes. This movie is a bundle of romance, love and happiness.  Overall, the film is a successful portrayal of the struggles people have to go through when they deal with their relationships. Its a  must watch for everyone who loves romantic movies . Thanks for reading !

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