Most of us have seen Love Actually about 49,684 times, right? We know it inside out. It's a Christmas classic; a tale of love which also serves up quite well as a rainy Sunday/sick day movie any time of the year. It's bloody brilliant.
But it turns out we can't know it that well, because there was an entire set of characters that were cut from the film, and we're almost a bit glad they never made the final edit.
Because if these scenes had been left in, we'd have been in floods for most of the duration of the film, and not just at the end where you well up at the airport scene and remember how lucky we are to live and to love.
The storyline that was cut contained a same-sex couple; the headmistress from Karen's (Emma Thompson) school, and her terminally-ill partner. In a YouTube video, the film's screenwriter/producer/director, Richard Curtis, explained that it had to be removed due to a prior scene relating to Karen's son having been cut, because the conversation wouldn't have made sense without it.