Home schooling questions on the film 'Love Actually'

We’re at home today with one child, two from tomorrow. Obviously English is one subject I feel a bit qualified to help mine with. So here’s the first assignment I’m setting my year eleven daughter. It’s based on the film Love Actually, which we’ve watched a few times recently in an effort to keep cheerful. I might brainstorm these questions with her and then let her write a few lines on each one. And I might even give the same questions to my thirteen year old son tomorrow and work through them with him.. wish me luck there!

Love Actually Essay Questions

What is the central moral (or message) of the film?

HINTS: What is the film about? Don’t tell me what happens in the plot – what is the film’s main theme? And how does it establish that theme, in which scene? What is it saying about this theme as the film goes on?

How does the film tell its story? What techniques does it use?

HINTS: think about how many characters, how the storyline develops.

What are some of the qualities of the film that make it especially British?

HINTS: where is it set? And are there any other things about the characters in it that make it feel very British?

What is especially comical about Jamie and Aurelia’s courtship?

HINTS: no hints here, this should be easy!!

Why does Billy leave the party at Elton John’s and how does this relate to what the film is about?

HINTS: think about what Billy says when he gets to his manager’s flat.


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