Movies + TV

Literally the Best Thing Ever: Love Actually

How do I actually love thee? Let me count the ways.


  • Zzz December 12th, 2013 7:12 PM

    There have been so many discussions of Love Actually recently. Interestingly, most of the ones I have been reading have been negative. This one was pretty interesting:

    Caitlin, your illustrations are so much cuter than the actual movie. You should make films!

  • K8 is Gr8 December 12th, 2013 7:40 PM

    Aww this is so cute. Now I actually want to see it!

    ::Does anyone have any movie/book suggestions? I have a 2 week winter break, and I’m going to need SOMETHING to occupy myself with!::

    • Jane-Eyre December 13th, 2013 5:35 AM

      The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is ah-mazing. And Jane Eyre, of coooourse ;)

      • K8 is Gr8 December 14th, 2013 10:09 AM

        I read The Book Thief, and I’m a little bit obsessed with it :) I realllly want to see the movie….

        • aylaluvsBM December 20th, 2013 12:42 AM

          the movie is AMAZING

    • dallasrookies December 13th, 2013 7:36 PM

      If you haven’t read them already, Jonathan Safran Foer’s novels are really good. He has both Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Everything is Illuminated. Personally, I prefer Extremely Loud and Incredibly close, but both are excellent.

    • AngstyTheBrave December 14th, 2013 4:32 PM

      The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson is very, very good and smart but also very dark.

      • K8 is Gr8 December 14th, 2013 5:53 PM

        if you like dark books have you read “Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes”? It’s really good.
        Also. “A Slice of Cherry” by Dia Reeves. That one kept me up all night. It kind of morphs into insanity if you think about it too much.

    • JuneBug53 December 15th, 2013 1:06 AM

      I definitely second Jane Eyre and Foer and I’m a little bit obsessed with The Book Thief as well :) I’d also highly recommend The Secret History by Donna Tartt; though be warned, it can get quite dark. Picture of Dorian Gray is also wonderful and To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorites.

      As far as films go I’d recommend anything Alfred Hitchcock or Wes Anderson, the Before Sunrise series, Dead Poets Society, and Bright Star.

      I’m sure I could go on forever with both of these lists but these are the first things that come to mind. Hope you have a wonderful winter break!

    • Flossy Mae December 16th, 2013 3:12 PM

      Ahh The Book Thief! Literally one of the saddest books I’ve ever read, it made me cry for days….not sure whether I want to watch the film though, I’m anxious it won’t be as good!

      Other amazing books (just because I’m a total readaholic):

      The Virgin Suicides
      The Picture Of Dorian Gray
      One Day
      Norwegian Wood
      A Gathering Light

      And films!:

      Youth In Revolt
      The Kings Of Summer


  • Rosie Pavlovic December 12th, 2013 7:40 PM

    this is sooooooooo perfect. favourite film ever.
    That bit where keira knightley sees the wedding tape always makes me cry!

  • Sarah December 12th, 2013 7:47 PM

    Have always loved this movie so much! Watch it every Christmas, I think it’s time to watch it again ;)

  • lizabeth December 12th, 2013 7:50 PM

    One of my all time favorite Christmas films. And oddly enough, it comes on tv in like 10 minutes

  • TessAnnesley December 12th, 2013 8:06 PM

    omg my family’s christmas eve tradition every year is watching this film, weeeee

  • ShayMarie December 12th, 2013 9:04 PM

    I really need to see this movie it sounds awesome :o

  • Pocket Cow December 12th, 2013 9:51 PM

    I literally just went to check Rookie during the commercial break after the gift wrapping scene, to find this! :)

  • moon-brother December 12th, 2013 10:22 PM

    This is really charming! I always make sure to watch it at least once every Christmas season, completes the Christmas vibez

  • Shanlew December 12th, 2013 10:26 PM

    BEST MOVIE EVER. I love this and your illustrations really capture the characters well. Now I’m going to go watch it yayy

  • Rutabagas December 12th, 2013 10:28 PM

    There should really be more Hanukkah movies.

  • julalondon December 12th, 2013 10:40 PM

    OMG i was just talking to my friend about that movie yesterday; I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie so much; it’s kinda a Christmas Tradition to watch it. And i always, always cry…just LOVE this movie SO MUCH!!! Your illustrations are just perfect; i saved them all on my Computer (have to Show them to my sister). Thank you!!!

  • littlediamonds December 12th, 2013 11:15 PM

    Oh, i LOVE this movie! It’s super cheesy, but in a good way. It’s one of my favorite christmas movies for sure and I try to watch it every year. It’s kind of a tradition at this point, along with rereading Bridget Jones (even tho i really don’t know why, since tbh nowadays i kind of hate the book, but it’s SO bad it’s actually good???) and some other stuff. Anyway, really liked this! So cute.

  • rhymeswithorange December 12th, 2013 11:29 PM

    Great! I love how you captured Alan Rickman’s nose in profile perfectly :)

  • madame_addie December 12th, 2013 11:55 PM

    yay! best christmas film ever <3

  • kelsey December 13th, 2013 1:11 AM

    No joke, I saw this for the first time like yesterday and it BLEW MY MIND.

    Why don’t we get to have those sparkly triangle shirts like the girl who sang wore? I would wear that shirt EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE EVER. Seriously, I would.

  • trassel December 13th, 2013 1:38 AM

    I didn’t see this movie until this year, actually. I thought it was a bit wierd but also cute.

  • trassel December 13th, 2013 1:40 AM

    It just seemed like it wanted so bad to be a nineties romcom but the nineties was already over so it just put in all the elements X100.

  • monalisa December 13th, 2013 4:07 AM


  • Joyce December 13th, 2013 4:31 AM

    i still haven’t finished watching this film. it’s been a long time since i have it on my computer. i dunno, i’m really just not into it i guess.

  • kid__a December 13th, 2013 4:58 AM

    Love this.

    I picked ten pictures and made it a tumblr photo entry which you can see/reblog here:

    Please keep doing this for more good films. It’s been a long time since I saw Love Actually but this really made me remember all the great scenes and moments.

  • paige.xo December 13th, 2013 6:07 AM

    love actually is a christmas tradition in my family. im so happy that rookie acknowledges THE greatest Christmas movie.

  • soretudaaa December 13th, 2013 6:15 AM

    This is MY movie <3 <3 <3 I love it so much words cannot explain. It's not even my favorite Christmas movie, or my favorite romantic comedy, IT IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE AS A WHOLE. I've watched it like 3 times this week. My favorite thing about it is that y favorite subplots keep changing all the time: someday it's the Sarah and the hot designer one, sometimes it's the Bill Nighy one, the prime minister one… it probably all depends on how I'm feeling at the moment.

  • MabelEnchanted December 13th, 2013 6:28 AM

    You can’t forget having ‘God Only Knows’ play us out.
    Ugh I love this film so much!!

  • cloudinthesky December 13th, 2013 7:20 AM

    your illustrations are the cutest!!!<3
    I've watched 'Love Actually' so many times since I was a child, it's such a great movie!

  • ruby December 13th, 2013 7:45 AM

    What a great film. SO MANY TURTLENECKS :)

  • Isabellla December 13th, 2013 9:23 AM

    best post ever!! I freaking love this movie, it’s got to be one of my favourites. Most feel good movie of all time srsly omgggg

  • lexilikes December 13th, 2013 9:26 AM

    This captures the essence of love actually perfectly! I was planning on watching it tonight anyway and this has highly enforced it as a priority!

  • honorarygilmoregal December 13th, 2013 11:02 AM

    This is one of those movies that I’ve heard a lot about, but just never got around to seeing. But now I want to check it out :)

  • sloththefifth December 13th, 2013 12:53 PM

    Fav movie of all times. The amount of times I quote “there was more than one lobster at the birth of Jesus?” “..duh.” is frankly ridiculous.

    These drawings were beautiful and got me even more excited to watch this movie this year :)

  • enthusiastictruckdriver December 13th, 2013 2:45 PM

    This is amazing and it makes me want to watch Love Actually ten times in a row and cry and laugh along. I’ve watched it every year in December ever since I was little and I always feel the same amount of emotions but I relate to/notice different bits of it every time I watch it, like the winter after I got into Joni Mitchell, the “Both Sides Now” scene left me bawling, and also the first time I got the “alone again… naturally” joke and I was like OHHHHH! It’s so nice to have a movie that you watch every year, and you know some things will never change (like my love for Colin Firth) but also lots of things will change that will make you notice new things and interpret the movie differently.

  • December 13th, 2013 3:56 PM

    This is the best thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. Ever :)

  • pagingdoctork December 13th, 2013 5:02 PM

    If you haven’t seen the deleted scenes, YOUTUBE THEM OH GOD THE FEELS

  • elliecp December 13th, 2013 6:50 PM

    i first watched this film on my friend’s pink mini tv in her uber-cool attic bedroom on the last day of school in year seven. it brings back awesome memories and so i will always hold it in a special place in my heart <3 <3

  • ghoststakepolaroids December 13th, 2013 6:54 PM

    I love love loveee this film! just looking at all your illustrations brings feel tears to my eyes and i just have to watch it again haha

  • TinaBallerina December 14th, 2013 11:36 AM

    Ahh, the greatest romantic film ever!! I have to see it every christmas. My favorite moment (well, apart from EVERYTHING, especially the dancing prime minister) is when awkward Colin Firth delivers his speech in portuguese to Aurelia. Makes me so happy <3

  • Varvara Istomina December 14th, 2013 11:59 AM

    “Love Actually” is my favorite christmas movie EVER! Thank you so much for this! Illustrations are adorable!

  • visionsofnyc December 14th, 2013 12:00 PM

    “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach…”

    Creds to my english teacher for making me memorize that whole sonnet. But actually, this is great.

    xx Alyssa

  • AngstyTheBrave December 14th, 2013 4:33 PM

    This movie is amazing and not 100% Christmasy so you can watch it all year round. And I do.

  • Sonya December 14th, 2013 5:30 PM

    Man this is so accurate.

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  • whyamidreamingwhenimstillawake December 16th, 2013 8:18 PM

    Slightly relevant anecdote:
    One time I was having dinner in a restaurant and Bill Nighy was sitting at the table next to me.
    The sad thing was that I didn’t realise it was Bill Nighy until after he left. Then when I realised it was him I freaked out.

  • fangirl10092 December 18th, 2013 2:32 PM

    OMGGGGGGGGGGG l love this movie sooooooooooo much, watched it for the first time this year with my mom <3333!!!! and i loved it!! best x-mas movie EVEEEEER.

  • morganosaur December 18th, 2013 11:12 PM

    I actually like these illustrations more than I liked the movie! So cute :)

  • Peanutpug January 11th, 2014 6:12 PM

    Caitlin you are fab, thank you for this!

  • Charlottemuts February 21st, 2014 2:56 PM

    This is perfect! This is my go-to movie for whenever I feel sad or.. Well at anytime! And the illustrations are so cute!!