The ten minute Love Actually reunion finally aired last night on Comic Relief and it was embraced by fans all over the UK.
Red Nose Day is about raising money for people in impoverished countries, but the BBC put on entertainment and comedy to get the country involved and raise awareness of the cause. On this year’s schedule the headline sketch was most definitely Love Actually.
We can’t say we were disappointed either. Seeing Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson together is enough to make us all feel nostalgic. The Director, Richard Curtis, did a great job of entwining old jokes with older and wiser (in most cases) characters, with a few Red Nose Day jokes sprinkled into the mix.
It was Hugh Grant’s speech that really stole the show though with words that seemed rather poignant in light of the recent attacks in London:
…I’m optimistic wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery too. Wherever you see ordinary people in need, you see extraordinary people come to their aid.
Today is Red Nose Day and people who are giving their hard earned cash to people they’ll never meet, who’s pain and fear they’ll never feel and want to fight.
So it’s not romantic love that is all round, most people still everyday, everywhere have enough love in their hearts to help human beings in trouble.
Good’s going to win, I’m actually sure of it.
Credit: YouTube/Shannon Braxton
His speech was warmly received on Twitter too:
— Scott McGee (@SKPMcGee) March 24, 2017
— Emily Grundy (@Emiii19) March 25, 2017
— Kirstie Marie ☕️ (@kirstiemariea) March 25, 2017
What else did we learn from the mini sequel?
Kate Moss is such a good sport
From Ab Fab to Red Nose Day Actually, Kate is always up for a laugh and helping out a good cause…even if that means she has to pretend to be married to Mark.
Colin Firth is lazy AF
How has he not learnt proper Portuguese yet? We mean seriously, come on!
Film politicians are much better than real life ones
Hugh Grant is not only inspiring as the Prime Minister, he also made a dig at Piers Morgan. Legend. He’s clearly captured his people enough to stay in power for…14 years! Like we said, great speech Hugh.
Rowan Atkinson wrapping gifts will never get old
Seriously, why isn’t he in our local branch of John Lewis? We need more enthusiasts like him in the world.
Olivia Olson (aka Joanna) is even more stunning
Sam’s love interest in the original is an American girl called Joanna. We were all blown away by the 11-year-old’s beauty as well as her gorgeous voice and it turns out she’s still a beauty.
Sam grew a tash
Otherwise, the ‘wee motherless rascal’ looked exactly the same, oh and a little bit taller.
But the ultimate lesson this Comic Relief day is that when celebrities put their fame to a good cause and all us other folk come together, we can raise a hell of a lot of money. This year’s Comic Relief total stands so far at over 71 million pounds and that really is Love Actually (excuse the cheese but we couldn’t help ourselves).