See it if You want to support someone in the cast or crew. There is some great singing of some silly throwaway songs and lots of running around.
Don't see it if You have any fond memories of the movie, this show is not clever or smart in any way and will likely just ruin the movie for you.
See it if you'd like a clever parody of the film's many plotlines/chars. Gr escapism; non-tradl holiday fare. Talented cast, imaginative staging. Fun!
Don't see it if you've never seen the film (you'll be lost) or want meaty theater. LA is pure entertainment. Gr costumes. Fast 90 mins. Brite lights in eyes
See it if You enjoy parody shows and/or the movie Love Actually. It’s a well done and quite funny.
Don't see it if You take the movie too seriously.
See it if You enjoy parodies, wacky costume changes, songs & laughter. Young cast is high energy & is having a great time. 90+ minutes goes quickly.
Don't see it if You don't need to know the movie but you'll get a bit more out of it if you do.
See it if you enjoy musical parody of "remembered" shows or movies
Don't see it if musical parody, no matter how good, is not your thing. If you detest it when voices come at you from every direction, except the actors Read more
See it if you love Love Actually and you love a great parody. We laughed so, so much.
Don't see it if you’ve never watched Love Actually. Read more
See it if Hilariously squeezes the movie into 1.5 hours + singing and an insane amount of costume changes. Additional material from actors' lives.
Don't see it if Jokes funnier if you know the movie and the actors' other films. Funny sketches, doesn't go deep, ok songs. Read more
See it if You are a fan of the movie, and like to watch wonderful singing and acting by terrific performers. Some play many roles.
Don't see it if You never heard of the movie, and think parodies are just silly. Dislike gender bending. Read more
"Mostly, though, “Obliviate!” is the level of humor we’re working with here, and viewing Love Actually? purely on its own terms, it’s hard not to consider it a success. The show isn’t good exactly, but it is quick, dumb, and very, very fun. Right now, that’s a welcome combination."
"'Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody' Is a Rom-Com Roasting on an Open Fire: The 2003 British Christmas film starred Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley."
"This is a show that works hard to raise the level of lunacy, but the results are scattershot. It is telling that there is an appearance by Tiny Tim, a refugee from another Christmas show. The question mark seems to suggest 'Love Actually?' does not quite know what it wants to be."
"Now, New Yorkers who know the film…have a chance to see a streamlined (at 95 minutes) musical-theatrical spoof of the film, called 'Love Actually? The Unauthorized Musical Parody.' It's a lively, silly and well-performed romp created by people who seem to have done a lot of this sort of thing."
A Theasy Best Bet. "It's been said that parody is an act of love. The show's creators prove that with a loving send up of every last detail…The six-person ensemble is perfect…a welcome opportunity to poke fun at the cheesy movie that won us over when we were at our most vulnerable."
Score: 80% "Love Actually? is a scrappy and wonderfully messy parody that is full of amazing talent and is incredibly enjoyable for those who love or hate the film, but it is definitely made for those who are deeply nostalgic of the film."