I don’t suppose I can quite get over ‘love actually’ 🙂
There are movies. And then there are movies that you can watch a zillion times.
The opening lines can make any cynical a little weak in the knees.
And which ever story you might end up liking the best, every character seems so real –
she could be the person who just walked by or he could be the person you went to college with. You know what I mean?
Who would think the homely petite house keeper aureliea (incidentally that’s my favorite track of the movie) and the healing-a – broken – heart lonesome author are caricatures out of a larger than life screen play. Aren’t they like you or me? Wishing not for anything more than companionship?
And who hasn’t been like the quiet-brooding boy next door hopelessly in love with your best buddy’s girl (the breath-taking Keira knightly) and totally clueless about the fact that your distance isn’t your way of saying “I don’t like you much “on the contrary its “a self preservation thing”!
That surely competes for the top – slot on my favourite track.
One talks about learning to express yourself and that too in a new language. Another talks about living on each day, silently, relving the fact that love even though it was never returned, the big L did touch you … and go once.
Who hasn’t felt taken for granted? Or felt a harmless attraction at the cost of a straining a ‘perfect relationship’ and survived only to feel a heavy – on – the – heart guilt.
Don’t we all ‘think’ we can do anything -learning how to play…ahem ahem drums to catch the attention of the coolest-girl in the school or knock on every possible door to look for ‘fatty’ your endearing house-help , quite forgetting that you happen to be the president!
I watch the movie, whenever I am a little lonely and my spirits are running out of steam. The opening titles are all that I need to hear and see to start believing in all good things in life.
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at any airport or railway station ….General opinion makes out that we live in a world of hatred and greed … but I don’t see that .seems to me that love is everywhere … Often its not particularly dignified or newsworthy but its always there..
Fathers & sons, mothers & daughters, husbands & wives boyfriends, girlfriends… old friends…
If you look for it, I have a sneaky feeling you will find that love actually is all around”