It’s easy to be cynical about Love, Actually. And easy to grumble about a lack of realism or to tut-tut at the early (ill-advised) 9/11 reference. But it’s difficult to fault this as a fine genre movie, happy in its box. Go see when you want to be manipulated into feeling good.
A warm 8 out of 10.
(originally posted to Vague Film Club website 30/11/2003)