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I liked Love Actually, but the one romance that had me shaking my head no involves Hugh Grant again. Here he’s the British PM and after finding himself attracted to his lovely assistant, he decides to have her removed from her job and “redistributed” elsewhere so that he does not have to confront her loveliness every day. Nice for her, huh! Then she writes him a love letter via a Christmas card and he rushes off to declare his love for her too. I don’t like employer/employee romances and wish writers would just stop and think about the ramifications. What do audiences really think about a woman having to give up her job because she’s too attractive for the boss? How is that romantic? Does the romance just elide the real problems in this scenario?