Love Actually is certainly a crowning achievement as far as romantic comedy/feel good movies go. The film is full of great messages and heartwarming storylines about love, confidence, family relationships, friendship, and the Christmas season. The entire film has a goofy, and genuinely sweet tone that appeals to viewers. That being said, it is not without some intense content! Parents be warned, sex is all over Love Actually. From a subplot involving two sex-scene stand ins, to explicit dialogue, to an alcohol and drug-fueled threesome, there is little left unexplored (or left to the imagination). Language is strong and frequent, alcohol and drugs are both used and discussed. There are mature themes and subplots that deal with loss, complex relationships, and classism, among other issues. The characters in this film can all serve as role models in one way or another, but note that it isn't always immediately apparent. Bottom line, excellent, excellent film -but only for adults.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking