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Love Hard

Published November 28, 2021

Love Hard

Film info

  • Title Love Hard
  • Director Hernán Jiménez
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline A romantic comedy about the lies we tell for love

After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an LA writer learns she's been catfished when she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas.

Live blog

Time Comment
0:35 Christmas in the sunshine is such an adjustment.
2:07 “People seem to love that… I can’t find love!”
5:47 The Die Hard vs Love Actually debate is a good one to base a relationship on. For sure.
9:21 Drinking game for Top Gun sounds good.
13:21 I don’t understand a boss that works out actually in their office.
15:19 Eric does all the jobs!
23:59 Has Meat Loaf ever done a Christmas song?
29:53 “We should probably address the catfish in the room.”
37:14 Don’t claim to be good at climbing, you’re gonna have to climb something.
43:30 Ah, siblings.
46:09 My AirPods have that effect on me, too. Plug in, relax.
53:27 Excellent duetting. “This evening has been…” “Totally consensual.”
1:05:07 Why are we printing about engagements anyway?? Bleurgh.
1:18:19 “Love doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be honest.”
1:23:20 Parties are stressful enough, let alone when you’re lying to everyone about different things.
1:32:21 “I fired you four times, you just keep showing up.”
1:37:45 Yay for a Love Actually ending.

Thoughts

I wanted to watch this the moment it came out but had to wait for it to be Christmas o’clock. It was worth the wait, a really good, mushy, rom-com for Christmas. The title’s a bit weird, and some of the character decisions don’t make perfect sense, but if you go with it, it’s a lot of fun and comes to a really heart-warming ending.

The entire cast and crew are great, although it’s hard to see Dobrev and Yang as a couple - they did have good chemistry but more as BFFs then together-forever. Still, good movie that will only continue the debate over whether Die Hard’s a Christmas film or not.

Rating: 5 / 5

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