Continuity mistake: When Juliet and Mark are at his flat there is a tall metal self-standing hanging rack and a tall black art canister directly in front of certain canvases and frames. As Juliet inserts the video in the wide shot, the rack and canister are gone. Yet, in the next shot they are back. (00:52:45)
In (very) brief summary:-Karl can't handle Sarah's relationship with her mentally challenged brother Michael and leaves her; she is last seen wrapping a scarf around Michael and giving him a hug.-Karen discovers that Harry bought a gold necklace for his secretary and confronts him about it after their children's play at school; a month later, we see that they are still together, but there is visible tension between the two.-Billy Mack's single "Christmas Is All Around" (inexplicably) reaches No. 1 on the charts Christmas Eve and he gets invited to a party Elton John is throwing, but he leaves it early to spend time with his manager, Joe, who he has discovered is his real best friend. Later on that night, as promised, he performs live (and nude) on national television.-On Christmas Eve, Mark visits Juliet and Peter at home and, by way of pieces of posterboard, confesses his love to Juliet, realizing that there will never be anything between them. Doing so allows him to get it out of his system once and for all, and he leaves, but not before Juliet gives him a kiss.-Body doubles John and Judy go out together; afterwards, Judy tells John she loves him. One month later, the couple are engaged.-Colin goes to Milwaukee, WI and winds up in a bar with four beautiful sisters. One month later, he returns to England with two sisters in tow-one for him and one for his friend Tony.-Jamie learns Portugese, flies back to France and proposes (in broken Portugese) to Aurelia in front of her father, sister, and most of her town.She accepts in broken English.-Sam performs onstage and is a smash; however, Joanna leaves for the airport before he can confess his love. After Daniel runs into a woman named Carol, he takes Sam to the airport, where he dodges airport security to tell Joanna he loves her. Before she leaves, she gives Sam a kiss. One month later, Joanna and Sam reunite at the airport, while Daniel and Carol appear to have started a relationship together.-And finally, after searching most of the neighborhood, the Prime Minister finds Natalie and they share their love for each other, kissing backstage at the nativity play. One month later, the Prime Minister arrives at the airport and Natalie jumps into his arms. The two go off together.
Harry: Tell me, exactly, how long it is that you've been working here?
Sarah: Two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, what, two hours?
Harry: And how long have you been in love with Karl, our enigmatic chief designer?
Sarah: Ahm, two years, seven months, three days and, I suppose, an hour and thirty minutes.
Harry: I thought as much.
Sarah: Do you think everybody knows?
Sarah: Do you think Karl knows?
Sarah: Oh that is bad news.
Harry: Well I just thought maybe the time had come to do something about it.
Sarah: Like what?
Harry: Invite him out for a drink and then after about twenty minutes casually drop into the conversation the fact that you'd like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.
Trivia: Billy Bob Thornton agreed to appear in the movie without having seen the script. On the day of shooting he told director Richard Curtis that he was scared of Benjamin Disraeli's facial hair, and as such wouldn't be able to do the scene in Ten Downing Street because there was a picture of him on the wall. Curtis told him to keep his back to the picture throughout the scene, which he does, although you'll notice he looks quite nervous.
Question: Does Kiera Nightly's character ever split up with her husband and go to his best friend? They show her with the husband at the end of the movie, but it seemed to me that she really loved the best friend. I was sure she would choose him over her husband.
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