So I watched “Love Actually” despite my mother’s and sister’s scathing opinion of it. I don’t know what all the fuss was about. I mean sure, the pr()n plotline was completely superfluous and had nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but the other stories were decent enough. Was it a great movie? Certainly not. But the Hugh Grant storyline and the Colin Firth (mmm…Colin Firth…) storyline was enough to keep me interested.
Things I didn’t like? As I said, the p()rno storyline was pointless and had little to do with the rest of the movie. I also hated the kid that went to America to find a woman willing to sleep with him. I thought it was rather condescending to imply that American chicks who are hot and slightly dim will fall into bed with any man with an accent – even a horrifically tasteless one like the kid in the movie. The only way a hot and slightly dim American woman will fall into bed with a guy with an accent is if the guy has money. Sad but true.
Anyway, it was an okay movie – certainly not as “sex-obsessed” as my mother and sister felt it was. Certainly not any more sex-obsessed than any other movie out there nowadays.
2 1/2 Joni Mitchell songs out of five.
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