RUSH: I just asked the staff here on the other side of the glass if they have seen a movie from 2003 called Love Actually. They all said no, except for Snerdley who looked at me incredulously, said, ‘Are you kidding?’ What, does it sound like a chick flick? Well, I happened to watch it recently. It’s been heralded by some liberals as a classic Christmas movie. It’s British. It has an ensemble cast. So I watched it on the basis of I love Christmas. I watched on the basis that a bunch of libs in the media, of course, have said it’s a classic Christmas movie. And, but for 15 or 20 minutes of it, it is. USA network is running an edited version of it Wednesday morning at six. Why it’s airing Wednesday morning at six, I don’t know, but they’ve edited some of it.
It’s a shame that you can’t show this movie to the children. Some adults would be offended by it. Folks, watch this at your own risk. By the way, when I mentioned that aspect of it, that piqued Snerdley’s interest, that you couldn’t show some of it to kids. You know how Undeniable Truth of Life — I forget what the number of this truth of life I wrote back in 1987 is — but goes like this: Nostalgia only reminds you of the good things in your past. And that’s sort of the theme of this movie. They have all kinds of pictures at Heathrow, the airport, around Christmastime. And all you see is love, people greeting each other, family, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, enemies haven’t seen each other in a while, nobody gets off the plane wanting to kill anybody, except Al-Qaeda, and they’re not in the movie. One of the graphics in the opening of the movie is of all the phone calls made from all the three airplanes on 9/11, not one phone call to anybody was one of revenge or anger. They were all messages of love. The theory is how Christmas brings that out in everybody. It’s hilarious. It’s not twenty total minutes, it’s a minute or two here, it’s 30 seconds there. If you add it up, there’s probably, I’m guessing here, about ten to 15 minutes of it that you certainly would not show your kids, certainly not as a classic Christmas movie.
I found, aside from liking the movie, what I found was here’s a movie that’s got things in it that you would not dare recommend, especially with your young children. I don’t know what the rating is. I didn’t pay any attention to the rating of the movie, but I don’t know how it got away without being an R. It’s got nudity in it, yeah, it does, well, partial nudity, it’s got really questionable language in little spurts. But would you let me finish the thought here so I can go grab a phone call. What amazed me was all of these liberals thinking it’s a Christmas classic. It was quite telling to me. I would have loved to have been able to come here and tell you, you should watch this. But I just can’t. I know this is going to make you want to watch it more. If you do, I’m telling you, don’t show your kids, you’re going to get mad at me, and I have warned you, you have been warned. It is rated R? Okay. We just looked it up. It is rated R. I don’t even think the people who made it intended it to be a Christmas movie. It just happened to work out that way. I’m guessing about that.