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Love Actually (2003)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Richard Curtis, and actors Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, and Thomas Sangster Rating:7.0/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by lulusmiley on July 16th, 2007:Find all reviews by lulusmiley
I enjoyed this commentary, though it wasn't the most informative one I've ever listened to. It starts out with Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy, and Thomas Sangster (Hugh Grant is late...caught in traffic). Once he does arrive, he proceeds to take a telephone call...but all is forgiven as he definitely adds laughter to the commentary. Basically, Richard Curtis throws out a few little bits of trivia but mainly just his own opinion on such things as his favorite shot of the movie and how hard some scenes were. Bill Nighy basically just groans everytime he comes on screen and gawks at the women, as does Hugh Grant. They have a very self-depricating way of talking about themselves. One thing I found amusing is how awful Hugh Grant was towards Colin Firth (who wasn't there to argue back). It's obvious the two are great friends, having worked together on numerous occasions. Thomas Sangster doesn't really say much throughout. Overall, an enjoyable commentary, but again, not too informative. Worth the watch!
Reviewed by pennylane520 on September 3rd, 2007:Find all reviews by pennylane520
This was a great commentary, I enjoyed it very much. I think it was great that they included so many cast members, including the boy who played Liam Neeson's son. Everyone has quite funny things to say, and it's really a great addition onto this film. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
I hated this track. All they do is watch the film, Bill and Tom haven't seen it. They just laugh at the funny scenes and just say every actor and actress is great to work with.

They make fun of Colin Firth a lot.

It's just not a very memorable track.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on August 11th, 2017:Find all reviews by Magneat-o
One day, we will all be able to comment in big, full paragraphs. Just like grimjack.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 28th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
I am confused by your 'review' of two years ago, Magneat-o. I had not reviewed this film yet, and cannot think of what I might have been reviewing back in 2017 that prompted your comment.
Reviewed by grimjack on June 28th, 2019:Find all reviews by grimjack
I gave it an 8 out of 10, because I am knocking it 3 points for not being very informative, but giving it an extra point because it had a large variety of actors, most of which only appeared in 10 minutes of the film.

That is sort of the problem with a commentary track for this kind of ensemble piece, where ten stories are told within 140 minutes. The director of course added the most information, and had the most interesting things to say about the film. The other actors had their moments, but were watching a lot of the film for the very first time since they only appeared in a small part, and might not even have seen the script for the majority of the film.

Of the most interest will be them talking about the parts that did not make it into the film, like the angel, gymnastics, and love stories that were completely removed. And there are some funny jokes the actors make at the expense of actors not doing the recording, and even towards themselves.