Thursday, December 23, 2010

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: Love, Actually

I know this might come as a surprise, but Love, Actually might be my favorite holiday movie (although A Christmas Story and Scrooged come in close). The 2003 Richard Curtis film pretty much works on all levels. It's an ensemble film where the characters are all connected, and somehow Curtis manages to make all the stories engaging (unlike that other movie about Valentine's Day).

There are plenty of funny and heartwarming moments in Love Actually, but also a few tear jerker scenes. Since I'm a sucker for the depressing stuff, I had to post the scene when Emma Thompson's character processes the fact that her husband is having an affair, while listening to Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. Sadly, I searched high and low for a clip of this scene and the below was the best I could come up with.

Poor Emma!!! And why is Joni Mitchell always the favorite singer of women who get cheated on? (See the Kids are All Right.)

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