Martin Freeman

Holiday standard 'Love Actually' at Wadsworth Atheneum

Holiday standard 'Love Actually' at Wadsworth Atheneum

Some people swear by “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Die Hard” or “Holiday Inn” or “The Polar Express.” But there is a segment of the population that can’t endure Christmas without “Love Actually.” A screening Nov. 29 at Wadsworth Atheneum scratches that annual itch.

Richard Curtis’ 2003 comedic drama tells eight stories of love at Christmastime in London. Laura Linney and Rodrigo Santoro love each other but are too shy to say so. Prime Minister Hugh Grant is hot for a servant, Martine McCutcheon. Colin Firth and Lucia Moniz don’t speak the same language, but he is besotted with her. Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman are having a rough patch in their...

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