Why Is the Man Behind Love Actually Killing Off Gillian Anderson?


What happens when you run Richard Curtis — the man who wrote classic romantic comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually — through the Bayifier? You might get something like the Curtis-scripted short film No Pressure, which includes several of his trademarks (like cute British children and a self-satirizing celebrity, played by Gillian Anderson) and blows them all up. No, literally: The people blow up. (Do not watch this before a spaghetti lunch.) No Pressure was made on behalf of the 10:10 environmental campaign to cut carbon emissions, but perhaps owing to its deliciously out-there premise that those who don't comply will face bloody slaughter from environmental activists, the short film has been pulled from British theaters and the 10:10 website. This will considerably dampen our movement to put Nancy Meyers through the Bayifier next. [Independent UK via Movieline]