A roundelay of lump-in-your-throat London love during the holiday season from the confectioners behind Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral. You could fill a stocking with all of the terrific moments in the film. But none is better than when a group of kids bring down the house with their rendition of Mariah Carey's ''All I Want For Christmas Is You.''
At the same time, "Love Actually" isn't as sticky-sweet as its heartstring-pulling reputation might suggest. Writer-director Richard Curtis specializes in tart-tongued retorts, silly verbal gags, witty banter, and one ridiculous sex scene, which help leaven some of the movie's cheesy sentimentality.
So do Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, and the late Alan Rickman, all on hand to add touches of class and melancholy as you struggle to resist this divisive rom-com's sugary charms. Rated PG-13
Showtimes are at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.