Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'Love Actually' Open Thread

What did you think?


  1. Christmas in London (and thereabouts) in the early twenty-first century in a blender--or maybe Cuisinart is more apt. But no matter how these Godless Euro-neo-socialists bollix* things up, you somehow just have to root for them to come to their senses and see the errors of their ways. How can you not love a movie where Mr. Bean is the invisible hand of moral reason and all-about general "Cupid" when and where appropriate, using his formidible superpowers of obsessive/compulsiveness? For all its faults, missteps, and political correctness (am I repeating myself?), this movie has a heart and genuine moments that will touch your hearts, and hopefully those will outweigh the rest and make this an enjoyable watch. I apologize to Cathy in advance for those "adult" moments. As our new friend Venerable Bede said (more eloquently) certain words exist soley to give offense. Maturity is knowing the proper circumstances to use them as they are intended. Along with nudity, there is a time and place for everything and a Christmas movie is not one of those.

    *Yes, I intentionally used the polite American variant rather than the rude English term "bollocks"--just like did Wilma Flintstone did.

    - Darrell

  2. Read the rest of the discussion back at the original posting here