The 2000s gave the world some decent holiday movies and a few of flat-out classics (Elf, anyone?). None of these movies was more instantly beloved than Love Actually, which seemed to have been around since the dawn of time the day it came out. Set in London during the holidays, the film follows about a dozen relationships, as men, women, and even children fall in and out of love in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Its popularity has led to several imitators, films with star-studded casts set on a holiday and featuring a loose web of seemingly unrelated stories.
Though legions of devoted fans treasure the film, it's undeniable there are plenty of weird things in Love Actually that should give viewers pause. From curious representations to inappropriate story lines and insane grand gestures, these disturbing Love Actually elements make it one of the most low key creepy romcoms. These quirks in may mislead its audience into gaining a superficial understanding of love and romance.
No viewing of this film is complete without at least acknowledging some of the creepy Love Actually plots. True, the film boats a brilliant cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic, but more often than not, their great talent is wasted on shallow, rude, and self-centered characters. Ironically, the more "romantic" the story line appears, the more problematic it is. A closer look at the darker elements of one of the most disturbing holiday favorites of all time proves that love, actually, is not all around.
The Film Uses 9/11 to Manipulate Its Audience's Emotions
Daniel's Grieving Process Lasts Approximately One Minute
The Prime Minister Punishes and Shames a Victim of Sexual Harassment
The Body-Shaming Is Out of Control
The Prime Minister Determines Foreign Policy Based on His Personal Relationships
Mark Is Definitely a Stalker