14 years ago today, Love Actually hit theaters.
Set in London a month before Christmas, the movie is about eight couples whose narratives and lives are loosely entwined. Daniel (Liam Neeson) has recently lost his wife and is trying to figure out how to raise his stepson. Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is in love with Juliet (Keira Knightley). Juliet is married to Mark’s best friend Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Karen (Emma Thompson) and Harry (the late Alan Rickman) are a long time married couple. Harry’s eyes are starting to wander towards his secretary. Karen’s brother, The Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) has a crush on his assistant. I could go on, but I will let the trailer speak for itself.
What I love about the movie (besides the fact that part of the cast have been in Austen adaptations) is that this movie is neither overly romantic, overly corny, nor does it bash the audience over the head that it’s Christmas. It’s about love, relationships and the need for a human connection, none of which are confined to the Christmas season or to those who celebrate Christmas.
If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend it. It is one of the few Christmas movies, that in my opinion, are worth watching.
What is wrong with this country can be described in two words: Roy Moore.
Moore is the Republican candidate running for the Senate in Alabama. He has recently been accused by five women of sexual assault back in the 1970’s when he was a district attorney and they were underage.
While Moore adamantly refutes the accusations, the evidence is mounting. I applaud these women who have four decades have finally come forward. I only hope that they get the justice they deserve and Moore gets the figurative kick in the balls that he deserves.
P.S. All signs are pointing to the fact that the accusations are being taken very seriously when Mitch McConnell would prefer not to see Moore in the Senate next year.
Since last January, the world we knew has descended into a chaotic mess that is nearly unrecognizable.
For many of us who are counting the days until the 2020 election (or until impeachment, whichever comes first), Randy Rainbow provides a safe port of call that is warm, comfortable, sarcastic and extremely funny.
His new video is entitled “THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS”.
We need more Randy Rainbows in this world.
P.S. Does anyone long for the days when George W. Bush was President? If anyone would have asked me that question 15 years ago, I would have said they were crazy. If only we had a crystal ball back then….