Love Actually is a 2003 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The film follows a group of young adults in London, set during the Christmas season. Following ten couples, the film chronicles their romantic exploits through a series of seprate, yet ultimately united, stories.
The film had a succesful run at the box office, grossing a worldwide total of over $247 million and easily surpassing its budget of $45 million. Despite its monetary success, the film received mixed reviews in the United States. Some critics felt the film's plot was spread too thin amongst its many stories and loaded cast, while others praised its originality. The film fared better ratings in the UK, receiving mostly positive reviews.
The film received various prestigious awards including a BAFTA award, three Empire Awards, and two London Film Critics Awards amongst other nominations.