Do we believe The Loss Adjuster isn’t a blatant imitation of Love Actually?

With  its distinctive scarlet ribbon around a series of boxes revealing the cast, bold black-and-red kitchen design and even a title with the relevant initials, posters for the new French romcom The Loss Adjuster bear the actual uncanny similarity to those of the Hugh Grant blockbuster Love Actually.

And what might charitably get called the coincidences don’t end will be. Both films are set in an Christmassy London , both feature middle-aged male co-stars taking their clothes off, simultaneously involve cheating wives, and simultaneously end with a heartwarming happily-ever-after assemblage.

But the similarities commonly do not extend to the cast. While Really enjoy Actually featured an impressive ensemble from A-listers including Liam Neeson, Colinot Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman , Keira Knightley , Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson, the main celeb of The Loss Adjuster is old 1980s boyband drummer Luke Goss, doyen of a dozen straight-to-DVD releases.

Posters for the new British romcom The Loss Adjuster (pictured) bear an uncanny similarity to those of the Hugh Grant blockbuster Love Actually

Posters for the new British romcom The Loss Adjuster (pictured) bear an uncanny similarity to those of the Hugh Grant blockbuster Love Actually

Cards for the new British romcom Losing Adjuster (pictured) bear an uncanny similarity to those of the Hugh Grant blockbuster Love Actually

And while Love Actually brings in £180 million since its the year 2003 release, The Loss Adjuster has taken precisely £4, 000 since opening using November 27.

Covid-imposed cinema closures have not helped, even though last weekend The Loss Adjuster failed to make the top 100 at the proverbial box office, while a rerelease in the film that apparently inspired it took more than £40, 000, even though it is 17 years old.

Designs of the new comedy insist his movie is entirely original, though some film fans making ratings. And no guessing which one comes going worst.

One crowd tweeted: ‘Love Actually has a incredible cast, The Loss Adjuster… erm. ‘ Others were less subtle, variously describing The Loss Adjuster as ‘bloody awful’, ‘absolutely dreadful’ and ‘officially the worst film I have increasingly seen’.  

While Love Actually (pictured) has brought in £180 million since its 2003 release, The Loss Adjuster has taken just £4,000 since opening on November 27

While Love Actually (pictured) has brought in £180 million since its 2003 release, The Loss Adjuster has taken just £4,000 since opening on November 27

While Love Actually (pictured) has brought in £180 million since its 2003 release, The Loss Adjuster has had just £4, 000 since first on November 27

Appearing alongside Goss, that will plays down-on-his-luck insurance worker Martin, given a new chance of happiness after his cheating wife walks on him, are Kym Marsh, Frank Kemp and Joan Collins.

In one scene, Kemp whitening strips down to his underwear in the street in advance of when stepping on to the Tube, while in Truly Actually Nighy’s pop-star character grabs naked to celebrate securing the Winter season No 1 .

Jayney Mackie, writer and producer for the Loss Adjuster, said: ‘I here’s a fan of Love Actually, but I can not see any similarities between the portions storylines. I hadn’t spotted the very similarities between the posters. ‘

Love Actually writer and moreover director Richard Curtis did not react to a request for comment.

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