We need the US president’s appalling behavior to kickstart the David and Natalie love story, however, is this really how politics work? Do great-nation relations all lean on one President hitting on the others’ personal assistance?
When a press conference is held, David, in an uncharacteristic way, stands up for Natalie (and all women) and condemns the president’s behavior. As if any Prime Minister, anywhere in the world, would give the US President a piece of their mind in public… Even if the president is wearing a pink tie.
The Shame of Love
Let's clean the dust of the memory cells and go back to the movie. Natalie comes from the rough areas of London and is positioned as the new tea lady for the Prime Minister (Grant). Throughout the entire movie, Natalie is referred to as heavy, and although she is in perfect dimensions (whatever that means), she is subjected to comments on her weight.
Natalie shares with David how she was dumped by her ex because he didn't want a girlfriend with thighs the size of hers. Even her dad called her 'plumpy' in one scene. Any body weight is accepted by us, however, in "Love Actually" body dimensions were still a thing and body shaming was unheard of.
David and Natalie — Yes or No?
The story between David and Natalie is a Cinderella saga. We can see the modern upstairs-downstairs tale, however, we still can't come to terms with the fact that when they first meet, Natalie spares nothing and swears as if she is talking to her next-door neighbor.
Funnily enough, Natalie's swearing was just a bit on the side for the scriptwriters, and the main focus was the love (or hate) triangle between David, Natalie, and the US president.
Belated Christmas Card
Towards the end of the movie, Natalie sends a Christmas card to David. If he would have just looked up the application form she filled in when she applied for the job, he could have avoided the hustle and bustle he went through looking for her.
If he couldn't find her application form, how about her employee records? Just a small thing in the "Love Actually" love life Curtis never thought about.
Jamie's Love Line
Although he played the role of Jamie who is supposedly in love with the whole Christmas and Family gathering ideas, in reality, Colin Firth can't stand the holiday season and anything related. Firth is a pro when it comes to Christmas romcoms and he manages to take his characters to the extent.
Remember the scene where Jamie gets ready to go to a wedding without his partner? Who leaves a sick girlfriend behind? The fact that he went alone to celebrate a ceremony of love, leads to what was about to happen in Jamie's love story. That he was about to be dumped.