10 "Date Night" Movies for Parents

Love, Actually

Love Actually Movie

Rated: R

Year: 2003

Cast: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson

The movie opens with Grant observing the arrivals at Heathrow Airport and remarking, "Love actually is all around." He then finds myriad and marvelous connections between coworkers, bosses, secretaries, a bride and her husband's best man, writers and housekeepers, and yes, even a husband and wife.

What Parents Like: For parents pressed for time, this feel-good film picks up the threads of at least nine love stories. A shining Brit ensemble breathes new life into the songs "Love Is in the Air" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

Pucker Up: By movie's end, all the tangled romances are miraculously woven together. As one character remarks, "Life is full of interruptions and complications." And longing -- lots and lots of longing.

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