Wednesday, March 30, 2011

love actually

Does anyone else love this movie?

How funny is Hugh Grant dancing?

And what about the hilarious part where Colin Farrell asks Aurelias' father for permission to marry his daughter....
Jamie: Good evening. Mr. Barros?

Mr. Barros: Yes?

Jamie: I am here to ask your daughter for her hands in marriage.

Mr. Barros: You want to marry my daughter?

Jamie: Yes.

Mr. Barros: [yelling toward the back of the house] Come here, there is a man at the door. He wants to marry you.

[a large and confused woman emerges]

Sophia Barros: But I've never seen him before.

Mr. Barros: Who cares?

Sophia Barros: You're going to sell me to a complete stranger?

Mr. Barros: Sell? Who said 'sell?' I'll pay him.

Jamie: Pardon me. I'm meaning your other daughter - Aurelia.

OH and the part where Emma Thompson confronts her husband about his roving eye?

Karen: Tell me, if you were in my position, what would you do?

Harry: What position is that?

Karen: Imagine your husband bought a gold necklace, and come Christmas gave it to somebody else...

Harry: Oh, Karen...

Karen: Would you wait around to find out if it's just a necklace, or if it's sex and a necklace, or if, worst of all, it's a necklace and love? Would you stay, knowing life would always be a little bit worse? Or would you cut and run?

Harry: Oh, God. I am so in the wrong. The classic fool!

Karen: [voice breaking] Yes, but you've also made a fool out of me, and you've made the life I lead foolish, too!

I ALWAYS cry at that bit.

But this is the part I was thinking of when I started to write this post. It's the intro.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport.
General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that.
It seems to me that love is everywhere.
Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.
When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love.
If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.

I remember this every day when I'm at school, picking up the kids in the afternoon. All these little kids come running out of their classrooms, and run full pelt at their parents, leaping into their arms, yelling "Mum!" or "Daddy!" and there are massive hugs and kisses and occasional clobberings with a lunchbox.

It's cool.

Love is cool.


  1. Spot on Toni love is cool....I might not be cool enough to walk my daughter to her classroom but I'm still cool enough for her to yell out as I leave the Kiss and Drop zone "Love you Mum!!", as soon as she comes out of school (I'm not cool enough to pick her up from the classroom anymore either) it's "Hi Mum missed you and love you" and usually a clobbering with the school bag....I dont think people say "I love you" as much as they should these days...wouldnt the world be a better place if they did....

  2. I haven't watched this in years. Of course now I'm going to have to...
    You're right, love is everywhere.

  3. That is a great movie. I also love the movie Imagine Me & You.

  4. Ah -- I haven't seen that one, so I Googled it and I'll keep an eye out next time I'm in the video shop.

  5. Yeah, that's cool. It looks even cooler when you write the movie down on paper ...
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  6. Love Actually is my fave all time rom-com... but lately I have been obsessed with Forgetting Sarah Marshall.... as in I watched it three times in one weekend, including all the special features. Have you seen it?

  7. No, I haven't, Starfish! I'll check it out though. I love me a good chick-flick.

    Leanne -- W00T W00T!!!!

  8. I will have to see the movie
    Hey Toni there is something on my blog for you xx

  9. My all-time fave movie. I can't count the amount of times in this movie I cry! Even hubby wells up.
    As far as movies and messages go, nothing compares for me!
    You've prompted me to want to get it out again... Looks like a new box of tissues is in order. :)

  10. ah ya big old softy!

    Love is cool

    agreed :-)

  11. ah ya big old softy!

    Love is cool

    agreed :-)


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