On the occasion of Love Actually's tenth anniversary, the Cut team was discussing the phenomenal staying power of this sentimentality supercut when we realized — to our surprise — that many of the biggest fans we knew were dudes.
These men ranged from romantic comedy enthusiasts (only the good kind, no "Freddie Prinze Jr. garbage," they insisted) to bros who made a rom-com exception only for this particular serving of eggnog. Some bros found that liking Love Actually attracted women; other bros found that it is a film best enjoyed alone. A couple men confidently admitted to crying; a few said they have watched it over two dozen times; one bro referred to "Love Actually season." Almost all the bros called Alan Rickman "Snape." One bro called Emma Thompson "Hillary Clinton."