Love Actually is a lot of people's favorite Christmastime (or anytime) movie, because it follows a crowd of lovelorn sociopaths through the London season of giving and there's something for everyone. Literally. There are like, a million plots. Some were bound to end on a vague note, but script editor Emma Freud went to a midnight screening on December 13 with writer-director Richard Curtis, and cleared up some stuff. She did a kind of live-tweet/Q&A with her followers about all the ways she influenced the script. For instance, she takes credit for the way Colin Firth kisses:
And her kid was that goofy Spiderman:
Enough fun! Here's the bad news. Remember how Harry and Karen are this cool, seemingly happily married couple, and then Harry looks up the skirt of his secretary and buys her a necklace because she has a vagina? Yes, it was terrible.
Karen realizes she's been cheated on when she figures out that her husband didn't purchase that tacky heart necklace for her, but instead gave her a Joni Mitchell album she probably already has. Nooo, Karen, you're too good for him!
But what happens next is a little ambiguous. Like, he definitely cheated:
And Karen lets Harry know that she knows, but then we see them at the airport, because there's a forced bookend in this movie about airports being the most romantic place in the world or some horsesh*t. Karen is there to pick him up with their kids, and the vibe is very "we're divorced, but civil for the sake of our family." Turns out, that's not the case.
Obviously, this is terrible news. Karen should be single and fabulous and maybe date Mr. Bean, because he has some sort of magical powers in this movie and is probably killer in bed. Also, Laura Linney's character never came to her senses and humped on Karl, her hot co-worker.
Though Emma Freud wishes she had, a little: