Loved this lovely little rant. Couldn’t help but think, as you listed off the romances and how they would each end badly, that all of us have our personal weaknesses when it comes to romance. And then you proved me correct with your comment and reserve for the Billy Mack character and his uneasy love for Joe. That’s the thing about popcorn romances…they get you roped in, even if you don’t want to be.
I’ve a friend who rails against this movie on the basis of fat shaming. We’re all prone to bringing our own baggage to what we watch and read. Regardless, I’ve enjoyed Love Actually a few Christmases despite the horrors that it’s accused of.