DVD Den | Valentine’s Day

14 05 2010

by Kam Williams

If you’ve seen “Love Actually” (2003), then you have a decent idea of what to expect to get from this shameless rip-off with none of the charm of the delightful romantic comedy it so desperately seeks to emulate. The original, set in London during the Christmas season, engagingly explored an array of both lighthearted and sobering relationship issues through the prism of 10 couples in conflict. The essence of Love Actually’s appeal lay in the deceptive fashion in which its endearing characters were introduced, developed and serendipitously intertwined en route to a satisfying payoff. Read the rest of this entry »