The Twelve Lessons We Learned from Love Actually
12.07.13 by Mandy
The holiday romantic comedy classic Love Actually was released in theaters ten years ago. The movie's tagline promised that it was the "ultimate romantic comedy" and the flick truly lived up to that description. In honor of this holiday-season movie must, we decided to reminisce about all the lessons this flick has taught us over the years.
Never let Rowan Atkinson wrap your gift if you’re in a hurry.
Though he will do a lovely job — with a sprig of holly and everything — if you do have some time to spare.
Preteen love is total agony.
Of course, we had already learned that when we were twelve. This was more of a reminder.
Milwaukee is a great place to meet women of easy virtue.
And in a related note, the women of Milwaukee love a guy with a British accent. Also, this one might not be true, actually.
Claudia Schiffer is like Beetlejuice. If you say her name enough times she’ll simply appear in front of you.
This one might only be true for handsome widowers with adorable step sons.
There was an octopus as well as a pod of lobsters present at the birth of Jesus.
We suppose it's possible. Bethlehem isn't too far from the coast.
In terms of practical knowledge, we learned the excellent expletive combination of “Ah f--k wank bugger sh---ing ass head in hole.”
It’s one of our favorite curse word mashups of both life and cinema.
British people eat very strange pie.
At least it wasn't a meat pie.
Apparently, which song is number one at Christmas is a thing that people care about in the UK.
This one leaves us with lots of follow-up questions. Does the Easter number one song matter? What about Earth Day?
Snape and Trelawney were once married, but it didn't work out so well.
Kudos for doing such a great job at keeping your former drama under wraps at Hogwarts, professors.
A relationship that starts off on the wrong foot can still totally work out.
This is also a lesson learned from just about every rom-com ever.
If the man of your dreams decides to take you home after a holiday party, do NOT answer the phone when it rings. No. Matter. What.
Though perhaps a better lesson would be: Try to be understanding when the girl who's crushing on you has a schizophrenic brother.
And finally, the arguably most important thing that we learned is that love, actually, is all around.