It may only be early November, but Love Hard has officially got us in the Christmas spirit. OK, so the Netflix film might be *slightly* problematic, but viewers have been so happy to see Nina Dobrev back on our screens, and have been finding out lots of fun facts around the movie.
One of which centres on the secret meaning of the film's name, Love Hard.
The film tells the story of Natalie, a journalist who makes a career from writing about her failed dating life. But when she meets her perfect match on a dating app, she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas - only to realise she's been catfished when she gets there.
'Tag' (played by Darren Barnet) and Natalie get chatting on the dating app after she picks up on one of his profile answers, about Love Actually being the best Christmas film. Natalie replies to insist Die Hard is her favourite festive movie, and the conversation begins to flow.
As some viewers have pointed out, when you put the two movie titles together, the resulting title is Love Hard. Clever!
"Just realised that it's called Love Hard because his favourite Christmas movie is Love Actually and her favourite Christmas movie is Die Hard," one person wrote.
Another put, "I'm pretty sure thename Love Hard is supposed to be derived from the main characters' favourite Christmas movies (Love, Actually and Die Hard)."
just realized that it's called "Love Hard" because his favorite christmas movie is Love Actually and her favorite christmas movie is Die Hard pic.twitter.com/O7hkAEOIEl
— Dog Gay Afternoon (1975) (@danielgaylewis1) November 8, 2021
I'm pretty sure the name "Love Hard" is supposed to be derived from the main characters' favorite Christmas movies ("Love, Actually" and "Die Hard").
So I'm also pretty sure they were inches away from a more accurate title for the movie, "Die Actually."
— Joe Uchill (@JoeUchill) November 11, 2021
I have come to understand that the reason Netflix Christmas romcom Love Hard escapes having anything obviously seasonal in the title is that it’s a play on Die Hard, a Christmas movie (yes this film also addresses the “Baby it’s Cold Outside” discourse; yes I hate myself)
— Meredith Haggerty (@manymanywords) November 10, 2021
Me, a person who never voluntarily watches Christmas movies just watched Love Hard on Netflix and LIKED IT. It’s so unexpected and cute and I love how they created the title from the 2 real Christmas movies the couple discusses at length!🎄
— Renee 🏈🐝📚 (@steelergirl83) November 8, 2021
What a fun little secret meaning.
Stream Love Hard on Netflix now.
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