If you’ve missed NBC’s Red Nose Day special hosted by Chris Hardwick (who, by the way, did a brilliant job at entertainment millions of viewers while it was pouring rain on New York City) last night – or even if you just feel like watching it again! – here’s the full video of the long-awaited Red Nose Day Actually, very brief, but very touching sequel to Richard Curtis’s 2003 Love Actually.
In the 16-minutes video, we met once again the film’s beloved characters for a quick check up on what they are up to 14 years later. Although they were pretty condensed, each mini sequence was a real pleasure to watch, offering us in the meantime some sort of closure as to where they all ended up in their respective lives. And it was perfect, actually.
To do a quick recap, Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) are still married and “very happy”, while their friend Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who once again showed up with his giant cue cards (still not creepy) as he seems to have built quite a speech impediments over the years, shows up in good company (spoiler alert: Kate Moss is his wife). Oh, and his new beard is a big fail.
Our favorite Prime Minister, David (Hugh Grant), who is now married to his former secretary, Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), tried to prove he still has some great moves by shaking his bootie while listening to Drake’s Hotline Bling, not without eventually falling down the stairs and almost breaking his hip (but it was all worth it!).
Billy Mack (Bill Nighy), who still likes to change words from big music hits for a living (ZZ Top’s Give Me All Your Lovin’ has become Give Me All Your Money), probably has the saddest sequence of all. His beloved producer, Joe (Gregor Fisher), passed away. But being alone doesn’t mean the rock star has become boring as, while in his 60’s, he seems to still make pretty interesting sexual encounters (with one of the Kardashians, “but which one Mike? Which one?”).
As for goofy salesman Rufus (Rowan Atkinson), his dedication to create the best-looking gift wrap ever hasn’t changed a bit!
We also discover that Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lúcia Moniz) are happily married with 3 kids – and another one on the way, but Jamie didn’t get that.
To our great disappointment, Sarah (Laura Linney) did not end up with the very sexy Karl (Rodrigo Santoro) – what a bummer… But she still got the well-deserved happy ending she wasn’t granted in the first movie as she has built a family with a very handsome man played by Patrick Dempsey (lucky girl).
Another disappointment was not to see Daniel (Liam Neeson) in the company of the astonishing Claudia Schiffer look-alike, Carol. But our hopes weren’t all lost when Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) showed up with his childhood crush, Joanna (Olivia Olson), as they both traveled all the way from New York so that they could ask for Daniel’s blessing to tie the knot.
All in all, this Love Actually sequel was truly a delight, and the best part is that it was especially put together for the great cause that is Comedy Relief’s Red Nose Day, a beautiful charity that strives to end child poverty all over the world by simply making people smile.
Hope you all had your red nose on yesterday!