Love Actually

Love Actually
Love Actually movie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Curtis
Written byRichard Curtis
Produced by
CinematographyMichael Coulter
Edited byNick Moore
Music byCraig Armstrong
Distributed byUniversal Pictures (Worldwide)
Mars Distribution (France)[1]
Release date
  • 14 November 2003 (2003-11-14) (United States)
  • 21 November 2003 (2003-11-21) (United Kingdom)
Running time
136 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • France[2]
Budget$40–45 million[3][4]
Box office$246.8 million[4]

Love Actually is a 2003 Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. It features an ensemble cast, composed predominantly of British actors, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous film and television projects. Mostly filmed on location in London, the screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as the tales progress. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later.

An international co-production between the United Kingdom, the United States and France,[2] the film was released in the United States on 14 November 2003 and a week later in the United Kingdom, to generally mixed reviews. Love Actually was a box-office success, grossing $246 million worldwide on a budget of $40–45 million. It received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Frequently shown during the Christmas season, the film has proved more popular with audiences than critics, and it has been discussed as being arguably a modern-day Christmas staple.[5][6] A made-for-television short film sequel, Red Nose Day Actually, aired in two different versions on BBC One and NBC in 2017.

  1. ^ "Film #20310: Love Actually". Lumiere. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Love Actually (2003)". BFI. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Love Actually". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference NUM was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "The best Christmas movies on Netflix UK". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 13 December 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference Christmas was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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