Friday, 15 March 2013

Sad, Actually.

I was having one of my occasional mega tired evenings tonight – falling asleep in front of the computer, too tired to make a blog post… nothing new. So I closed down, went through into the living room and flicked through the Freeview channels. I settled on Love, Actually.

You know, for all its celebrated status I’ve never seen that film, so I watched twenty minutes or so. Strangely enough, I came in at the one bit I’d seen already because Madeline’s mum once sent me a link to the YouTube clip. It’s the episode where the Milwaukee bimbos do a neat pick-up job on geeky Colin from Basildon with the immortal line ‘Are you from England?’ (which will surely take its rightful place with other classic one-liners such as ‘If that plane leaves and you’re not on it,’ ‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,’ and ‘I’ve been slimed.’)

I have to say I was impressed, and would now very much like to see the whole thing from start to finish. But I have a question of those who’ve already had the privilege. Is the Milwaukee bimbo episode the only one that isn’t sad?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you finished watching Love Actually? Just skip over the Liam Neeson/little blonde kid parts.

MM

JJ Beazley said...

I haven't started yet, Mrs B. I only watched about twenty minutes last night because I came in half way through, and I have this odd little notion that I shouldn't watch the end unless I've seen the beginning. Whether that has its basis in reason or neurosis I'm not qualified to judge.

You wouldn't be going all cynical about little blonde kids, would you? Shame! And you an American...

Anonymous said...

No, not going all cynical, haha, but the story line-ugh.

JJ Beazley said...

But you lot over there invented squidgy story lines. (Or was it Charles Dickens? Mmm... Maybe. OK.)