Thursday, 29 October 2009
FILM 8: LOVE ACTUALLY
Love Actually. The film that Will Self described as more emotionally manipulative than Triumph Of The Will. And since he was referring to "When the planes hit the twin towers, the phone calls from the planes weren't messages of hate and revenge, they were messages of love", it's hard to argue. Although I've heard talk of that line, it's really quite astonishing to hear it for real. I suppose "Fear, Actually" isn't quite what he was aiming for.
Also, Emma Thompson phoning up Liam Neeson saying how sorry she is to hear about his wife dying caused a sharp intake of breath, but that's not really Richard Curtis' fault. Probably.
Well, what a jolly start that was. Let's keep it lighthearted for now.
Ooh look, it's Hugh Grant again! And he's doing a Tony Blair! We all love Tony Blair!!
This is turning out to be quite a Hugh Grant heavy night. And, not wanting to pre-empt my wife's choices, I have a sneaking suspicion that this might not be my last Hugh Grant film of the night. Or Colin Firth. Do you see? Maybe the sequel will have Warren Clarke playing Gordon Brown, trying to dryhump Pam St.Clement instead of that Tiffany.
Babbling again. Let's 'enjoy' the 'film'.