Love Actually Honest Trailer Shines Light on “Most Subversive Chick Flick”

Love actually may not be all around us. Though Love Actually is one of the most beloved holiday movies of the last few decades, the plot is full of dark turns and depressing messages, as outlined in a new video from Honest Trailers. 

Screen Junkies took on Love Actually with its long-running series on Tuesday, Nov. 25, making a new preview of the hit film that purports to show an honest look at the 2003 rom-com. 

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The clip opens with a reference to prolific romantic comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, About Time) and the multiple ensemble cast copycats Love Actually inspired, such as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. A voice actor says, “From the man responsible for every movie your girlfriend tried to drag you to, comes the film responsible for every bad movie about a dozen famous people falling in love on a popular holiday.” 

Love Actually‘s “Honest Trailer” then proceeds to dissect the plot for its questionable romance and holiday cheer. 

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Over a montage of scenes from the movie, the voice says, “This holiday season, prepare for the ultimate romantic comedy that’s not very romantic or funny or relevant to the holiday season.” 

Calling the star-studded flick “Pulp Fiction for girls,” the trailer then evaluates the intersecting stories featured in Love Actually, pointing out the various ways in which each plotline is “creepy and depressing when you actually stop to think about them.” 

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Get a whole new look at the holiday classic in the video above!

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