Love Actually is a 2003 Christmas-themed comedy film that features an ensembled cast of many famous British actors. The screenplay studies in deep the different aspects of love as shown through ten stories involving people, different each other in lifestyle and background.
The story starts on December and is played out in a weekly countdown culminating on Christmas.
Harry (Alan Rickman) and Karen (Emma Thompson) are a happily married couple. He is the director of a design agency and his new secretary begins to make him very clear advances and eventually he, flattered by the situation, buys her an expensive necklace.
Karen discovers the necklace in Harry’s coat pocket and assumes it is a gift for her. Then he gives her a similarly shaped box, and when she opens it, she is heartbroken to find it is a Joni Mitchell CD so she finally understands that the necklace was for another woman. She later confronts Harry and asks him what he would do if he were her. He feels ashamed and admits his foolishness.
Emma plays a heart wrenching scene in which she moves away for a moment from the room where her family is and heads to her bedroom, where she allows herself to give into tears, as Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” plays.
According to some film critics this is the best scene of the whole film, Emma said that it is not difficult to feel involved in situations like this because they are very common and people feel emotionally involved.
“That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well known because it’s something everyone’s been through,” Emma told to The Telegraph. “I had my heart very badly broken by Ken. So I knew what it was like to find the necklace that wasn’t meant for me. Well, it wasn’t exactly that, but we’ve all been through it. I’ve had so much bloody practise at crying in a bedroom, then having to go out and be cheerful, gathering up the pieces of my heart and putting them in a drawer”.
The film also stars Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and others.
… Colin Firth!
Colin Firth is a British actor.
Emma and Firth have made three films together (Love actually, Nanny McPhee and Bridget Jones’s baby) but they have never acted the role of a married couple.
They share passion for Italy and they both have a house in Italy.
Following the referendum that brought Britain out of the EU, Firth applied for “dual citizenship (British and Italian)” to have the same passports as his wife and children. His request has been approved on 22 September 2017.
They also share a passion for volunteering and activism: Colin Firth has been a long-standing supporter of Survival International and he is also a supporter of the Refugee Council.
So this is dad I presume, so glad you could be here, this is a… unique and wonderful moment!
I think this is the funniest scene of the film, Emma’s face is absolutely fantastic! I can’t stop laughing 😂
The story is about a pregnant Bridget on the hunt to discover which of the two men is the father to her unborn baby. Emma (perfect and nice as usual) joins as Bridget’s ob-gyn, Dr Rawlings.
Emma, seems to me, raises the level of the film.
She is also the co-writer of the script.
Dear Emma, since you have become an Italian citizen, start getting used to hear yourself speak Italian! 😂
Qui c’è la versione in italiano con la voce della doppiatrice ufficiale di Emma, la bravissima Emanuela Rossi.