Red Nose Day’s ‘Love Actually’ Reunion Special Was Packed With Fun Callbacks

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It’s been more than a decade since Love Actually hit theaters and charmed audiences with Hugh Grant’s dancing, Liam Neeson mentoring a small child in matters of love, and Colin Firth learning how to speak a foreign language so he could get laid. Since its debut the movie has become a Christmas staple, bringing families together on a yearly basis in the same way its characters come together in the movie. While the messages and feelings of the movie are everlasting, some moments that were topical in the early-2000’s have been updated to better represent how people might be feeling in the present day.

Hugh Grant, who played the British Prime Minister in the movie and is back in that position in the reunion special, once again gives an inspirational speech to a room full of people. But this time, the message might resonate in a bit of a different way due to current events. A person in the crowd asks him,

“When you became Prime Minister the first time, you were very optimistic. You said that the power of good would finally win, that love actually was all around. Fourteen years later, do you still feel as upbeat?”

Grant’s Prime Minister offers up a similarly inspirational, if not quite as happy, answer to the question.

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