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    The BBC’s List of Greatest Comedies and “Love Actually”

    By kyle | August 23, 2017

    The BBC polled 253 critics around the world to put together a list of the greatest film comedies. I say “Love Actually” should be on the list.

    Topics: Movies | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “The BBC’s List of Greatest Comedies and “Love Actually””

    1. JimmyC Says:
      August 25th, 2017 at 11:53 am

      I wanted to like Love Actually, but two things ruined it for me: the big anti-American sucker punch in the middle, and the heartless way Liam Neeson’s character teases his son about his dead mother. No big surprise that Richard Curtis went on to make an environmentalist propaganda video in which people who didn’t agree with global warming were gleefully blown up with bombs. The guy’s got serious issues.

    2. kishke Says:
      August 25th, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Agree. It’s a very enjoyable movie.