9 more days to go before Christmas, and somehow, nakakathrill na nakakasad since we are going to spend Christmas here in Doha, in which, well, literally, hindi sinicelebrate ng mga Muslims. It’s not part of their tradition and culture to have Christmas, but they are not stopping anyone, since they are so open minded with Christian tradition. Well, for me, it’s a very good example of “love”. Yeah, love. People who understands you and respects you with who you are and what you are, loves you.
Speaking of love, Christmas is all about Love, ayt?! because of this, let me share you my most favorite Christmas movie – Love Actually, a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress.
I watched this on a DVD when I was working Hanoi couple of years back. Pamatay boredom. Anyways, after I watched the film, I was inspired by the idea and concept of the story. Sobrang nakakatuwa na nakakatouch. Different kinds of love were shown. A story about the “diminishing and aging” talent and his manager who stays with him through ups and downs of his career. Then there is a story of “unriquitted Love” between Mark, Juliet and Peter. A love between two different worlds, and culture, and so much more.
I was so amazed with the screenplay as it delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress, or maybe I just movies that are non linear narrative (now you know why I love Quentin Tarantino, an artist of non-linear narrative films). Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson to name a few, are some of the biggest actors in this film.
Currently hold 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is filled with warmth, fun, humor, charm, and of course, LOVE. A cute romantic comedy film, so cute that Japanese Film Industry was inspired and made their version called "It All began When I Met you (Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta kara)" , released by Warner Bros. in Japan on 22 November 2013, and Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (A Salute To Love), a 2007 Bollywood musical romantic drama film.
|"It All began When I Met you (Subete wa Kimi ni Aeta kara)" , released by Warner Bros. in Japan on 22 November 2013|
|Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (A Salute To Love), a 2007 Bollywood musical romantic drama film.|
So If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly suggest to try it with your friends or family at home. It’s a 10 year old movie but for me, the concept and story will never fade away. After all, it’s about LOVE, and Love actually is all around. <3