In keeping with the Dharma Flicks tradition of looking closely at holiday-themed films during the holidays, Love Actually is a charming and endearing film that is set almost entirely in London during five frantic weeks before Christmas. The film follows a web-like pattern of inter-related people and the complexities that are created in their individual searches for love. The central character is the very eligible bachelor and new Prime Minister David (Hugh Grant) who cannot express his growing feelings for his new personal assistant Natalie. The circle of interconnected lives spreads out from here in a Shakespearean “comedy of errors” fashion. In Love Actually the underlying desire to be happy can remind the viewer of the often absurd lengths that we go to secure our own happiness while often ensuring the opposite.