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Red Nose Day Gave Us a LOVE ACTUALLY Sequel

Red Nose Day Gave Us a LOVE ACTUALLY Sequel

Love Actually is one of those films that everyone seems to have a special place in just about everyone’s heart. Of course, the movie isn’t perfect. Some of the stories within the film can actually be a bit bleak if you look into them too closely. Even worse than any of that, though, is real, unspoken danger of the the annual case of amnesia we all seem to have when it comes to the film. Like clockwork, we all fall back on suggesting a viewing of Love Actually with our moms when we’re home for the holidays… only to experience acute horror when Martin Freeman and Joanna Page first appear onscreen.

But all of that aside, Love Actually is a movie that celebrates love, and we could all use a lot more of that these days. There has been a lot of hype behind the Love Actually reunion for Red Nose Day, and after the countless sneak peeks and on-set pictures, we finally have the final production.

And don’t worry, this one is definitely safe to watch with your mom.

Apart from a few missing faces, this Red Nose Day reunion absolutely managed to recapture that mushy, feels-heavy spark that made us all fall in love with the film way back in 2003. In case you’re out of the loop, Red Nose Day is a fundraiser held every two years that started in England by the charity Comic Relief back in 1985 to help fight child poverty. Three years it came stateside, and ever since then some of our favorite celebs have come together to make hilarious, unique programming to help raise money for kids in need. Yesterday, May 25 was the 2017 Red Nose Day in the US, and our own Chris Hardwick hosted the event. It went along swimmingly…well, mostly, anyway.

Hardwick’s entrance and all, the event was wonderful, and the Love Actually reunion was the cherry on top of a great show. It’s wonderful to see that Peter and Juliet are still happily in love, and it’s even better that Mark hooked up with Kate Moss so he can (hopefully) officially move on from Juliet. (It’s quite a good thing he’s moved on, too, since Juliet doesn’t seem to care for his zombie apocalypse beard.) Jamie and Aurelia are happily married with a tiny brood of kiddos, and Jamie still wears turtlenecks and sucks at Portuguese. The Prime Minister is still dancing adorably through 10 Downing–even though he might be getting too old for stairs dancing–and Rufus is still causing trouble in the retail game. Of course, my favorite part would have to be catching up with Sam, Joanna, and Sam’s dad, Daniel, after all these years, even though we don’t find out with Daniel and Carol (Claudia Schiffer).

The reunion managed to hit all the right nostalgia points, all while giving us a bit of hope and joy in the midst of some dark times. It is true what the Prime Minister said back in 2003. Love actually is all around us, and this reunion did a great job of reminding us. If you want to help out children around the world and spread some love, be sure to head to the Red Nose Day website to donate.

What did you think of the reunion? What was your favorite part? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

Feature Image: Universal Studios

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