Somehow, in its 11 years of existence, I only watched “Love Actually” for the first time this past weekend. It was heartwarming, it was enduring, it was uplifting and I freakin’ loved it, which is what makes the timing of Amy Adams’ guest spot on “Saturday Night Live” this week even more perfect.
In a “Love Actually” spoof called “Christmas Romance,” Amy opens her door to find a man, “SNL”‘s Pete Davidson, holding up a series of signs. She quickly realizes that he might be trying to profess his love for her, but after a few more minutes of signage, what he actually reveals is SO much better. In fact, the writers at “SNL” did such a fantastic job, that Amy eventually can’t keep a straight face anymore and struggles to keep it together as Pete does his thing (also holding back the giggles). This is why I love Christmas.
“It’s obviously the greatest movie ever made.”
I adore “Love Actually,” and I will never understand why it’s attracted such a legion of haters, but I think Keira Knightley is going a bit too far in saying it’s best movie ever. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” interviewers mentioned film critics’ long-lasting conundrum over whether the rom com was a blessing or a curse to Hollywood, and Knightley insisted “Love Actually” should be shown on cable more often than it already is. I’m really hoping she was joking. Keira, there are so many quality movies out there that don’t involve Hugh Grant dancing and creepy doorstep love confessions! Maybe her new film “Begin Again” will even be a contender, if only for scenes of her with wonderful Mark Ruffalo and all that summery footage of New York City. [TIME]
It’s Christmas time, aka that time of year when I see a million Facebook statuses about “Love Actually.” It’s fine. I get it. I enjoy that movie. I love Rickman’s voice and Hugh Grant’s sweet moves and Bill Nighy’s existence. This year also marks the movie’s ten-year anniversary. A DECADE. Did you know that the adorable drumming orphan is now on Game of Thrones?
So in honor of this momentous anniversary, I am going to come clean and share some real feelings with you:
I do not like the Juliet-Peter-Mark love triangle plot (aka the one with Keira Knightley). In fact, I strongly dislike it and find it awkward and not really romantic.
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Sure, this time of year is generally when people tend to remember what theyâ€™re thankful for — things like health, work, family, and friends — but the holidays are also ideal for cheating on your significant other. Who knew! With holiday parties and frantic shopping sprees as excuses, we have plenty of opportunities to deceive each other, which is really sad, because if you canâ€™t be faithful around Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza, when can you? We think cheating around the holidays would make someone an even bigger ass than he would be if he cheated at any other time of year, so if you have a bad feeling about someone being a scumbag, here are a few things to be on the lookout for (and how we think you can prevent such suspicious behavior)â€¦
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