Love Actually Actor Says The Classic Christmas Movie Is 'S**t'
Love Actually has been a popular choice for many fans of Christmas films since its original release in 2003.
But it seems not everyone remains impressed by writer Richard Curtis' popular festive flick - one of the actors from the film reckons it has 'aged badly' and that it is, in fact, 's***'.
Lulu Popplewell played Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman's daughter Daisy when she was 12, and it seems the intervening years have not made her fond of the film.
"All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think there was an article that described them as passive objects to be acquired.
"On re-watching, it's not great.
"You also have to remember that [Curtis] was writing in the context of the time. I mean, I don't know [about] more recent work, but it was what it was in 2003 or whenever it was out.
"But it is also not for me because I don't like cheese."
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She doesn't regret being a part of the film whatsoever and is glad that some people out there enjoy the film.
It featured an all-star cast that included the likes of Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightly, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Linney and a bunch of others.
The movie featured 10 different stories, loosely connected.
Many critics have since pointed out that the film's romantic stories are accompanied by a welath of problematic issues.
The Atlantic's Christopher Orr wrote: "What does Love Actually tell us about love, actually? Well, I think it tells us a number of things, most of them wrong and a few of them appalling.
"Now, anyone who goes to the cineplex with any regularity knows that the last decade has seen more than its share of bad romantic comedies.
"But Love Actually is exceptional in that it is not merely, like so many other entries in the genre, unromantic.
"Rather, it is emphatically, almost shockingly, anti-romantic."
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