Having spent the last several years of my life dilligently avoiding romantic comedies starring Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, About a Boy), I now find that yet another– Love Actually— has skulked into a theater near me, just waiting to not be seen. As one who believes that the love lives and neuroses of yuppies– especially those portrayed by Mr. Grant– are not fit cinematic material for children or adults, I’m pretty sure I’m making the right decision. But I hope someone can assure me of that.
By the way, I’m not by any means dissing all British film comedies of recent years. I thought Chicken Run was pretty nearly a masterpiece.