Who are you Lúcia Moniz? If it wasn’t for “Love Actually” and the fascinating Portuguese accent she brings with her, no one would know who Lucia Moniz was. Maybe only in Lisbon. Apparently, she represented her homeland in the biggest European song contest and grew to fame from there.
We don’t care much about song contests, let alone European ones, however, she added modest charms to the plot in the movie and in our opinion, was a great pick.
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.
Jamie and Aurélia's Affair
What year are we in? Why is Jamie (Colin Firth) using a typewriter to compose his never-going-to-be-published novel? (We say that because even by the end of the movie there is no mention of the outcome of his novel.)
The love story between Jamie and Aurélia shows that there is no language for love. Aurélia doesn't speak a word of English and they still manage to cross all barriers and allow their natural attraction to lead. We appreciate this, however, who wouldn't fall for a foreign stunner with a lower back tattoo?
Typical Characters Under Typical Roles
The touchy part of Liam Neeson's character is that he is widowed. Enough of that now. Emma Tompson (Karen) who plays his good friend in the movie is not being very sensitive to his conditions and we can see why. He is needy, he calls her non-stop, and she on the other hand is a typical British B#t@h.
Karen spares nothing and says to Daniel "it was always going to be a totally sh*t time” when they discuss his stepson, Sam. She just put it out there without trying to beautify it. It's going to be a tough time.