I’m sure those of you who consider Love Actually one of their favourite Christmas movies don’t need me to tell you so. And those who don’t are probably at least aware that it’s always in Top 10 lists around the world.
So I won’t bother getting into actually reviewing Love Actually (“It’s good!”). Instead, I’m going to do a different tactic. I’m going to see how many different “Love Actually Connections” there are to other famous TV shows and movies since then.
Let’s start with the obvious one:
- Andrew Lincoln is now the lead actor in a little show called The Walking Dead.
- That scene with Andrew Lincoln with the cue cards was directly inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”.
- Liam Neeson became the most intimidating dad/hired killer in Taken.
- Colin Firth became a kick ass spy from the Kingsmen.
- Yes…three of the most awesome action heroes the past decade all starred in this movie!
- Alan Rickman and Billy Bob Thornton also appears in the second Christmas movie for my list this year.
- Unknowns (at the time) who turned into big stars include Keira Knightly (Pirates of the Caribbean), January Jones (Mad Men), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit and Sherlock), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (tons of stuff!).
- Rodrigo Santoro had a small role in LOST back in the day!
- The kid, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, not only is a star in the Mazerunner movies but also voices Ferb from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb.
- Speaking of Phineas and Ferb, Olivia Olson voices Doofensmirz’s daughter, Vanessa, AND on Adventure Time, she voices Marceline.
- Mr. Bean’s Rowan Atkinson appears in a supporting role and also stars on one of my favourite Christmas Specials ever!
There…that should hold ya over for a bit!
8 Cue Cards out of 10