Christmas is coming early for Netflix UK subscribers, because none other than Love Actually is heading to the streaming service. This is not a drill.
The seasonal anthology of London-based romance, which was released back in 2003, has since become one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time. For all its cliches, it’s hard to resist Richard Curtis going full Richard Curtis across a rambling, uneven seasonal anthology that boasts a cast so charming that it somehow works – from Emma Thompson’s bittersweet marriage to Bill Nighy’s snorting pop star, let alone Rowan Atkinson’s cameo as a shop assistant, who walks away with the whole thing.
It is, of course, a hallowed tradition that ITV 2 shows the film at least once every day throughout the year, alongside Hot Fuzz and Jurassic Park 3, but now, Netflix is stepping in to mix your viewing schedules up. The streaming giant announced the news in typically witty fashion, using the now-iconic Andrew Lincoln-on-a-doorstep scene to reveal the film’s release date.
“Every Christmas, we get the same question,” the cards held by Andrew Lincoln now read, followed by a host of screenshots of tweets demanding the film be added to Netflix’s catalogue. “We hear you!” the cards add. “And we just wanted to say Love Actually is coming to Netflix UK and Ireland. Merry Christmas.”
Love Actually will actually be available on Netflix UK from 14th December. And for those of you with Sky Cinema or NOW TV worried that this will mean the film will depart from there, we have good news for you as well: the film will still be available on both platforms.
Read our guide to how to watch Love Actually – or read on for the cute video in full:
Love Actually is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.49 monthly subscription. It is also available on Sky Cinema. Don’t have Sky? You can stream it on NOW TV, as part of a £9.99 Sky Cinema Month Pass subscription – with a 14-day free trial.
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