During the holiday season, old favorite Yuletide films earn second (or fifth, or twentieth) viewings. Among the most popular of these is Love Actually. Many years after its release, fans are still making discoveries about it. Learn which couple from the movie has earned comparisons to well-known royals.
The popular film depicts the holiday season, taking place primarily in London. It begins with individual stories about people at various stages of relationships — first encounters, marriages, and everything in between. Throughout the film, the connective tissue between those involved is revealed.
Love Actually premiered in 2003. The romantic comedy boasts a star-studded British cast, including Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and many more (along with a few American actors like January Jones and Billy Bob Thornton).
With its impressive cast and generally positive message, Love Actually quickly became annual Christmas viewing for many. But over time, aspects of it have come into question. There’s no LGBTQ storyline (though a filmed one was dropped from the movie during editing), and there’s a decent amount of fat-shaming.