Monday, October 22, 2012

MMM: Monday Movie Meme - Movie within a Movie



It's still Monday...even though I'm way late getting up this week's version of Nicole's MMM: Monday Movie Meme, with today's topic: Movie within a Movie. There was one movie that came to mind immediately, probably because I've watched it close to 100 times.

This movie is amazing. It has just about every famous actor you could name (Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Kiera Knightly, Emma Thompson...click on the name of the movie and you'll get the IMDB page as usual for the complete list...) That's not the most amazing thing though – this movie takes what seem like individual stories, and as the movie progresses the stories come closer and closer to each other until you have one glorious, continuous theme. It's SO good. And so damn funny. There are more quotable lines in this movie than any other I've seen, and movie quoting, as you've heard me say before, is an Olympic sport in this family.

Ok, so you're wondering about the movie in a movie thing. Understandable. One story involves two stand-ins. Yes, they're stand-ins for a porno movie but this movie (Love Actually) is only rated R. There are a lot of scenes of them setting up a scene, getting the lighting correct, etc., and these for me provided some of the biggest laughs.

But wait! There's more. Another story involves one of the characters shooting his own version of the wedding video of two of the other characters. It has far reaching consequences.

Ah hell, you've probably seen it, but there you go. If you haven't you MUST.

What movies do you think of when you hear “movie within a movie”? Add your ideas to my comments, or put up your own post and the link in Nicole's comments. Here's to movie recommendations.

9 comments:

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,

Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, or evidently, superstar! :)

My human told me that "Inception" was a movie within a movie...

You stay pawsitive, Tina.

Penny :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ed Wood was definitely a movie within a movie!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i love this movie...it is def one of my favs...nailed this one tina

Nicole said...

Love Actually was a cute movie to watch. I've only seen it once so far but I was entertained by it and it's something worth watching around the holidays.

Good pick for this week's meme, Tina! I totally forgot about those porno stand-ins, lol.

~Nicole

Ghadeer said...

I liked that movie. :)

Laura said...

I watch Love Actually every year before Christmas, I love it. I love how each individual story kind of joins together at the end :)

JoJo said...

Hmmm....not sure about 'movie within a movie'...I'd have to think on that! Nothing comes to mind right off.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love Love Actually. The stand-in storyline is very rarely mentioned, and I think it's one of the best and sweetest stories of them all.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina - I love those movies ... I suppose they're my era, and my old stomping ground .. Notting Hill etc .. it's an easy movie to watch and fun ... I'm hopeless at remembering lines in films etc ..

Cheers Hilary