It's a modern-day Christmas classic that everyone loves.
It's Richard Curtis being the most Richard Curtis he can be and it has a stellar cast that includes everyone from Emma Thompson to Mr Bean to Bill Nighy as an old rock star trying to cling onto his music career.
What more could you want in a festive flick?
However, there has been murmurings that there is a few questionable plot lines going on in Love Actually.
— Gabriel Bisset-Smith (@GabrielBisset) December 7, 2018
And now actor Gabriel Bisset-Smith has taken to social media to point one of them out.
He wrote, ''It’s that time of year where we all have to remember that Love Actually has THREE separate storylines about old men sleeping with women who work for them. #romance.''
The 2003 movie is made up of an ensemble cast and their intertwining stories in the lead up to Christmas.
Gabriel addresses three sub-plots in the movie that all are centred on older men having relationships with younger women that they work with – and all the men are their bosses.
There is Natalie (Martine McCutcheon), a secretary to the Prime Minster (Hugh Grant), Portuguese Aurelia, a housekeeper to heartbroken Jamie (Colin Firth) and Harry (Alan Rickman) who is having an emotional affair with his employee Mia (Heike Makatch).
Thank you. Exactly. There are LOADS of questionable things about this film. I love romantic films, my favourite genre, actually, but this isn’t romantic OR love. Actually.
— Elizabeth Newman (@NewmanEJ) December 8, 2018
Gabriel's post started a conversation about these sub-plots.
One wrote, ''I fail to see your point. A significant percentage of romantic relationships begin ‘in the workplace’, so this is merely an accurate representation' to which someone replied, ''It's the power imbalance that is the issue.''
While another commented, ''Unless we are saying that no two people who work together or have ever worked together can have a relationship under any circumstances.''
Hmmmm, we're not entirely convinced – what do you think?