“Love, Actually” is trash (1/5)

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First of all, the movie tells the stories of multiple people using pastiches. I hate the pastiche trope. Instead of devoting a full runtime to fully developing one story, it splits this time between a handful of stories so none of them are compelling or fleshed out. Secondly, “Love, Actually” is full of stereotypes, toxic behavior, and fat-shaming. None of that is endearing or cute. Rick Grimes showing up at a married woman’s house to declare his love for her is not a cute display of hopeless romanticism — it’s manipulative and inappropriate. 

Written by Abby Sacks

Student at the University of Virginia studying Psychology and Media Studies. When not writing or hanging out with my cat, can be found watching too much bad TV and being too old for TikTok but enjoying it anyway.

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