Love Actually

Corrected entry: Joanna is missing a tooth on her right side while performing in the school concert but at the airport the tooth is missing on her left side - film flip.

Correction: First, I should point out that none of the shots of Joanna at the concert or at the airport are actually flipped. That said, during the concert we see 10 year old Joanna has already lost her right (viewer's left) primary cuspid (canine), but still has her left primary cuspid (it looks smallish like a primary and not a larger permanent cuspid). The next time we see Joanna it's at the airport, and now her left primary cuspid has also fallen out (perfectly realistic at her age to have certain loose primary teeth), but since there was plenty of time offscreen for this to occur in between the two scenes, this is not a continuity error.

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Correction: The President's visit was for two days. He wore the yellow on the first day and the purple on the second.

Corrected entry: When Sarah and Karl arrive at Sarah's flat, there are no lights on. When Sarah goes round the corner and does that little jump of glee, she also switches on the main lights which serve her bedroom and the hallway. However when she walks up the stairs, not only are the main lights on but also the fairy lights round the mirror in the hallway and the lamps in her bedroom.

Correction: She could easily have all those lights wired up to operate from the one switch.

Corrected entry: When Sam is watching the TV screen showing the awful Christmas song video, there is a reflection of him and another boy in the TV screen. However, when it cuts to show his face there is no one else around him.

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Correction: There are two reflections, but they are both of Sam; one in the TV screen itself, and another, slightly offset, in the shop window (which is between Sam and the TV).


Corrected entry: As Sam jumps over the guard, another guard grabs his fur lined jacket and he runs with just the jacket underneath. When they catch up to him while he's with Joanna, neither of them is holding his coat. When he walks out of the gate area he has his coat on again. It just magically appeared.

Correction: The guard would have no reason to carry the coat with him and most likely dropped it during the chase. After they catch up with Sam, they have to walk him back through the airport and would have picked up the jacket on the way.

Corrected entry: What school has a concert on Christmas Eve? Most schools break up around December 20th and finish at lunchtime. Concerts are usually the previous week or a couple of days before the end of term.

Correction: When I was in school, we had events like Christmas plays on Christmas eve, even though school was out for Christmas break.


I remember being at school on Christmas Eve. Still can't quite believe they did that back then but we were.

Corrected entry: When the man wrapping the necklace for Harry reveals the Christmas box, the necklace is still in its bag and standing up on the counter. No-one touches it, yet when Harry leaves the jewellery counter, the bag with the necklace in it has vanished. (01:16:55)

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Correction: No, the bag with the necklace doesn't just disappear, it is boxed out of camera shot. Between the time that the sales clerk says, "But you said you wanted it gift wrapped sir.", Harry stammers, "I did, but I I..", the clerk says, "This is the final flourish." and Harry asks, "Can I just pay?" - the large gold box is set on the counter and the sales clerk merely places the clear cellophane bag with the necklace into the box and closes the lid. That is why the sales clerk takes out the sprig of Holly -it is the 'final flourish' for the top of the gold box.

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Correction: I've watched this over and over, and not once have I seen her lips mouthing Hugh's lines.

Corrected entry: When Natalie first meets the Prime Minister, she is introduced as being new too. However, when she takes the Prime Minister tea and biscuits later on, she says something along the lines of, "Just always given him the boring biscuits with no chocolate." How would she know about that if she was new to the job?

Correction: I had to watch it 2-3 times to make sure on this one. What MM actually says is that the other bloke (the person who was running against the prime minister but lost) would be okay too, she just would have always given him the boring biscuits, without the chocolate.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the scene, in which artist, Andrew Lincoln, declares his love for best friend's wife, played by Keira Knightley, he has several cards left in the pile, but in the very next shot, he shows her the final card, and has none in his hands left to show.

Correction: He puts the cards down after he shows them to her.

Corrected entry: In the scenes where the writer is driving his future wife home on back roads, her comment of him being a bad driver makes sense when you realize he's on the wrong side of the road. Steering wheel on the right, car on the right?

Correction: Just because his steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car doesn't mean that he's driving on the wrong side of the road. French law allows for British cars to drive on their roads, which are the same style as American roads.

Corrected entry: There is no finalization (as with the other story lines) between the woman who has the mentally ill brother and her coworker. What was the outcome of that relationship?

Correction: We see the last scene with them as him saying a slightly reluctant goodbye. She says a sad goodbye and bursts into tears. I think that we are supposed to pretty much assume that nothing becomes of the relationship.


Corrected entry: When Jamie goes to meet Aurelia in Portugal to propose, he flies into Marseilles, France, many hundreds of kilometres away. Why would he fly into France to meet her in Portugal? Even any airport in Spain would be closer.

Correction: Aurelia and her family actually live in Marseilles or nearby. There are about 1/2 million Portuguese immigrants in France and many enclaves.

Corrected entry: The Prime Minister goes to find Natalie in the "dodgy end" of her neighborhood - but apparently doesn't know her address. Being Prime Minister, would it not be reasonable to assume that he could have gotten her address very easily instead of searching for her door to door?

Correction: Character mistake completely believable for a man in love.


Corrected entry: Once Sam has met with Joanna at the airport, he is carried back to Daniel by security guards. After that Joanna sneaks up behind him and kisses him. How did she get back through security?

Correction: You can walk the other way through security, she will just have to go back through the metal detectors again on her way to the gate.

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Corrected entry: In the ending scene at Heathrow Airport, the Prime Minister comes out of the terminal and the camera cuts to a shot of Natalie bursting out behind two chauffers holding calling cards. The man on the left holds a card that says H. Grant. As in Hugh Grant, who plays the Prime Minister.

Correction: The sign doesn't say "H. Grant", it says "H. Gibbs".

Corrected entry: When Alan Rickman goes out for Christmas shopping he says to Mia, that he'll be back by three. There is a shot at the shopping mall and the clock on the building shows it is ten past three and that is before you actually see him inside the store.

Correction: The clock on the building actually says quarter past one, you have confused the hour and minute hands.

Corrected entry: In the scene with Mark and the postercards, after he shows Juliet the last one, he puts them down to his left, before putting his thumbs to her. After he walks off, which is almost immediately, the postercards are now under his right arm.

Correction: There's enough time for him to bend down an pick the cards up - If you look closely at the end of the scene you see him bend down to pick the cd player up, so he could easily have picked the cards up at the same time.

Corrected entry: When he drops Aurelia off in France, Colin Firth's car is shown as having a tax disc bearing an 0104 (January 04) expiry. However, the whole film is about the weeks in the run-up to Christmas. You would not/cannot obtain a tax disc to expire at the end of January unless it is bought in that month or (very) early February.

Correction: A tax disc can be bought to last 6 or 12 months and the expiry date is the month when the next disc has to be bought. Colin Firth's car could have been taxed in Jan 03, or July 03 and it would be taxed until the end of January 04.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Prime Minister walks in on Natalie and the US President, Natalie is wearing a navy blue outfit. As the Prime Minister walks out with the President to speak to the press, Natalie is shown in the crowd wearing a tan top.

Correction: The two scenes did not happen at the same time. There could easily have been a day or more between them.

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Continuity mistake: When Juliet and Mark are at his flat there is a tall metal self-standing hanging rack and a tall black art canister directly in front of certain canvases and frames. As Juliet inserts the video in the wide shot, the rack and canister are gone. Yet, in the next shot they are back. (00:52:45)

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Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what, two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Harry: Yes.
Sarah: Oh that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then after about twenty minutes casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.

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Trivia: Any viewers outside of Britain might not get the joke when Billy Mack isn't sure which one is Ant or Dec. They are very well known in the UK, and dominate Saturday night telly. The joke refers to the fact that even though they are popular, a lot of people don't know which one's which.

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Question: Does Kiera Nightly's character ever split up with her husband and go to his best friend? They show her with the husband at the end of the movie, but it seemed to me that she really loved the best friend. I was sure she would choose him over her husband.

Answer: No, Keira Knightley's character is not in love with the best friend; her kiss is one of compassion and affection, not love. Richard Curtis mentions this on the DVD commentary - he says something about Juliet being the sort of girl who would be used to men falling for her and treating them gently and kindly, which is what she does here.

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