It's almost Christmas, and for so many popettes this means settling down with a cup of cocoa/cider/nog and watching a holiday classic. But most of the people that I know don't pop in Miracle on 34th Street or It's A Wonderful Life or even A Christmas Story. No, the holiday film that every seems to own is Love Actually. Is this really a Christmas film? I mean, there is a lot of the holiday in it. And yet, one could argue that it's far more a film about love. It isn't called Christmas, Actually is it? Well to those people, I say "Bah Humbug". Of course it's a Christmas film. And it's BECAUSE it's about love. The holidays are truly that one time of year where people choose to express what others mean to them. Screw that commercial Valentines day...this is the holiday where love actually does exist.
The film is filled with great scenes, but perhaps the most famous (and deservedly so) is where newlywed Juliet opens the door to Mark, her husband's best friend. She has just discovered that the wedding video he took was all of her and after years of thinking that he hated her, she realizes that it is very much the opposite. The scene is very sweet and quite beautiful, all brought about by the actor's reactions. I love that we know that these two will never be together and yet it is a brilliant moment of connection that we are thrilled to be a part of.