What a feel good movie! I started watching it while I was over at Jess’ in Barrie… and decided to rent it to watch this afternoon before I had to go to work. I can’t quite decide what my favourite story is… they’re quite good. Nothing like watching a good ol’ Christmas movie in the middle of June to pick you up when you’re feeling sick with the flu or allergies or whatever the hell it is.
Reminds me of how I used to be – before all the hurt, and the longing… and reminds me that it’s only ever worth it if you hurt a little bit first. That it’s so much better when you don’t get what you want right away – and of course if both parties were wanting the same thing all along 😉 That’s slightly key.
Only because it really picked me up on this gloomy day, I give a 4 out of 5 and hope that it picks you up on a day you’re not feeling that great!
From the new bachelor Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) instantly falling in love with a refreshingly real member of the staff (Martine McCutcheon) moments after entering 10 Downing Street, to a writer (Colin Firth) escaping to the south of France to nurse his re-broken heart who finds love in a lake, from a comfortably married woman (Emma Thompson) suspecting that her husband (Alan Rickman) is slipping away, to a new bride (Keira Knightley) mistaking the distance of her husband’s best friend for something it’s not, to a widowed stepfather (Liam Neeson) trying to connect with a son he suddenly barely knows, from a lovelorn junior manager (Laura Linney) seizing a chance with her long-tended, unspoken office crush, to an ageing “seen it all, remember very little of it” rock star (Bill Nighy) staging an end-of-career comeback in his own uncompromising way…
Love, the equal-opportunity mischief-maker, is causing chaos for all.
These London lives and loves collide, mingle and climax on Christmas Eve with romantic, hilarious and bittersweet consequences.