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Now you can choose your own ending to ‘Love Actually’

How Love Actually should have ended

Cynics, unite.

Having trouble getting into the holiday spirit? If carolers make you want to scream, “Go elf yourself,” comic relief is on the way. 

A clever new video from UCB alums David Craig and Lily Du sends up the sappier side of the season by reimagining the infamously saccharine scene from the much-loathed holiday rom-com, Love Actually.

Craig stands in a doorway and recreates the bizarre cue card love letter scene between Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln, beat for beat, while Du looks on wide-eyed and smitten. Before she can chase him down the hall and reward his intrusion with a completely implausible kiss, a choose-your-own-adventure-style menu pops up and lets you pick your own sardonic ending.

You can go with Love Actually… Is Blind, if you fancy the absurd, or Love Actually… Is Honest, if you want to see that creeper get the tongue-lashing Keira Knightley failed to deliver.

Craig, who created the very funny What to Expect series, fumbles haplessly to justify his actions and Du serves up the kind of dry unsentimental retorts the real-girl version of Knightley’s character would definitely have for the would-be stalker at her door. 

If you can’t stomach the cloying sweetness of holiday, pour yourself a stiff drink and press play.

Screengrab via David Craig/YouTube 

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay

Nayomi Reghay is a frequent contributor to the Daily Dot, covering body positivity, feminism, sex, relationships, and gender. She is also the author of the advice column “Swipe This!” A former New York Teaching Fellow, her writing has been featured in Reductress, Rolling Stone, Mic, Someecards, and more.