“Love Actually” Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Andrew Lincoln holding a sign for Keira Knightley in Love Actually

Love Actually – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 8

In this week’s holiday-themed Best of Dare Daniel, your hosts (and a special guest) revisit the horndog treacle of Love Actually.


U.S. theatrical release date: Nov. 7, 2003

Domestic box office: $59.7 million (production budget: $40-45 million)

Critic scores: 64 on Rotten Tomatoes; 55 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: Heather Smith

Why did Heather dare Daniel and Corky to watch Love Actually? “It’s that magical time of year when every person checks into Facebook to share they are watching Love Actually.  A true turd-fest full if cringe-y dialogue, vapid, horrible characters, and one of the more embarrassing dance scenes I can recall.  It bewilders me that this movie has sustained such love through the years.  It’s like Lifetime wrote a Christmas movie but could afford better actors.  Merry Christmas!”

IMDB synopsis: “Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.”

This week’s referenced movies: Bula Quo!God’s Not DeadRenaissance ManBattlefield: EarthStay HungryPumping IronFour Weddings and a FuneralSleepaway Camp II: Unhappy CampersPulp FictionAn American Werewolf in ParisThe Music ManHeaven’s Gate; the Bridget Jones movies; Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978); The Long Good FridayDie HardThe Princess BrideRear WindowDriller KillerTitanic (1997); Ghostbusters (1984); Say AnythingMonty Python’s The Meaning of LifeCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryBugsy MaloneThe Quiet Man

Ratings for Love Actually: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare; Gav – Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Love Actually

“To me you are perfect”

The Dancing Prime Minister

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