A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. The notes show the director's country, name and…
It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.
Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.
Another of the wife's picks. Oh fuck me it's awful. At least Kate Winslet kept her baps away this time. And Jack Black as a love interest,give me a fucking break.
Is it pathetic that this is my favorite Christmas movie?
Also one of my favorite scores. Just lovely.
I've never been able to extricate "myself" from writing or watching movies. This might be why I have bad taste; it is definitely why I never really wanted to be a critic. The context of all art is colored by experience - your age, your life, your wants and needs and emotional state - and rationalizations about the multitude of things that go into a movie, and into what "type" of movie, can only go so far.
Two examples: the last movie I watched was one of the best I've seen in months, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's CURE. I am writing here about Nancy Meyers' THE HOLIDAY. I am not critical of THE HOLIDAY for lacking the complex deep-focus staging of CURE,…
I wanted very much to like this, and in some aspects, it's commendable. It clearly has a very big heart, and the scope of its ambitions is impressive. The four lead performances, too, are strong.
But is there a single reason this had to be nearly 140 minutes long? There is not. The movie is a sprawling mess from start to finish. Instead of telling two small stories, Nancy Meyer's tries to tell two very big stories. Even with the bloated running time she spreads her attentions too thin, and nothing really lands. One of the major problems is that the movie constantly has two feet (one foot from each love story) planted firmly in Hollywood. Cameron Diaz's character is…
A lovely Christmas film that manages to warm your heart without being too over the top. With an excellent cast that give fairly decent performances yet with incredible chemistries, and a beautiful soundtrack consisting of Regina Spektor, this is one of the better Christmas films around, and definitely one I look forward to watching every year.
Standard chick flick that was tolerable only because of the late Eli Wallach and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo by Dustin Hoffman. Of course, the main cast was as good as we expect them to be too, but there's nothing about the plot we haven't seen or heard before.
I need to go on a holiday.
Two women switch houses for the holiday season hoping to get a break and relax but they both end up getting more than they bargained for - love. This sounds cliched and silly or whatever but it was actually really sweet. The dialogue and the characters charm you immediately, you'll fall in love within the first ten minutes!
I love this movie, it reminds me so much of my sister and me...and maybe I'm just overly attached to this flick because of my feelings.
But feelings aside, I find this film truly enjoyable.
[...] Zuckerwatte en masse, träumerische Kulissen soweit das Auge reicht und das fehlen von jeglichem Bezug zur Realität, kurz: Romantische-Komödien aus dem Hollywood der letzten zwanzig Jahre! Meist Mist, selten okay, vereinzelt auch mal toll.
THE HOLIDAY (der dämliche deutsche Titel wird konsequent verweigert) ist genau so ein Exemplar und schafft überraschenderweise den Drahtseilakt der richtigen Balance zwischen überbordendem Kitsch und tatsächlichen, schönen und rührenden Momenten. Rezept: Jegliche Zugänglichkeitsregler werden natürlich auf Maximum gedreht, hübsche aber unglücklich verliebte Menschen stolpern ohne es zu ahnen in ihr neues Glück, dass alles passiert ausschließlich in malerischen Landschaften oder Wohnungen, die nur in Filmen so aussehen können – am Ende sind dann alle nochmal schluchzend am emotionalen Tiefpunkt, besinnen sich, werden befreit, verliebt und voller Freude.
Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind..
Märchen Deluxe. [...]
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In a midst all the horror I thought i split it up with "The Holiday" turns out that that too.. was in fact a "horror" Jaykay jaykay i just wanted to make that awful joke. The Holiday was okay for what it was, a Romance.. with no illusion of comedy. So if that's what you're into then sure why not watch it.
I enjoyed watching this movie... perfect to watch it with someone very close to you... warm, funny, fuzzy and makes you feel good!
Directed by Nancy Meyers and with smooth acting of Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black, this romantic comedy about two women troubled with guy-problems who swap homes in each other's countries, will keep you entertained...
Guys are supposed to hate chick flicks, but as a guy I'm here to say that's not true because I know few of them who enjoyed this one. I'll suggest to grab your partner and a blanket and enjoy it together with a glass of wine!
One of my favorite Holiday movies.<3
It's a supreme irony that a film in which one of the major characters portrays a film editor is itself so badly edited.
If any film was in need of a trim, it's this overlong and self-indulgent bore..
Brits Law and Winslet fair best but their American counterparts are sadly lacking; Diaz overacts wildly (and badly) and Black is subdued and out of his depth as a leading man.
This is one holiday I wish I hadn't gone on..
Got an extra half star because Kate Winslet almost watched Punch-Drunk Love.
- 20 Fingers
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
- Almayer's Folly
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Border Radio
- 8MM 2
- 02:00 A.M.
- 3 Needles
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.
- FRED: The Movie
- My Sister's Keeper
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Who cares about your favourite 100 films when your most hated 100 is far more interesting and illuminating. If I…