(or Please Keep Your Bah Humbug to Yourself)
It has come to my attention that some people do not share in my love for the classic holiday movie Love Actually. Now this is fine as we do not all have to share the same taste in movies – or anything for that matter. But what I don’t get is the need to publicly bash this movie and let everyone, everywhere, know of your disdain for this one particular flick. And it seems to me, completely unnecessary to hurl all this hatred towards a movie that is all about love.
If I could make just one wish for the new year, it would be that we fill this world up with love. There is enough hate, there is no need to add to it. So you don’t like the movie. Then don’t watch it. But there is no need to spew your hatefulness, to add to the toxicity that already exists or to bash the people who do like this quirky, silly movie about love. Unless you are a professional movie critic, please keep your negative, bitter, smug comments to yourself. No one needs to (or even wants to) hear your rantings.
I agree that the movie is a certifiable overstuffed holiday buffet – but for me, that means there is something for everyone. The movie includes just about every kind of love: romantic, sexual, platonic, tarnished, dreary, reciprocated, intoxicating, neglected, unrequited, habitual, anomalous, parental, familial, friendly, true. If you can’t find something to love from that list, then I question your ability to love at all. So I just don’t get how a movie about love could be so polarizing.
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