Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
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,…
Is it pathetic that this is my favorite Christmas movie?
Also one of my favorite scores. Just lovely.
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…
HOT SENSITIVE SINGLE DAD IN GLASSES JUDE LAW IS PEAK MALE ATTRACTIVENESS
ok but jude law as a dad is such a beautiful concept
Cameron Diaz was so annoying in this like the movie lost half a star cause i just couldn't stand her
it will make you smile. a bit cliché but so fucking good! also john krasinski is here for some reason
Hateful. Awful. Wasteful. Diaz is embarrassing. Winslet is clearly having fun, but there's nothing for her to do. Terrible script.
This is the kind of movie that I would watch when I'm having a bad day.
As much as I love classic and contemporary art house films I'm also obsessed with romantic comedies. The Holiday blew my mind. This movie was so great for the simplest reasons. The writing. It's super cheesy and sometimes the acting isn't amazing but there are these samples of real life moments scattered throughout the film that makes it feel so real. If you're like me and you enjoy romcoms and you're able to look past faults then you'll probably enjoy this. But if you're digging into the film for a deeper meaning you'll probably curse my name for recommending it.
Also, I've never been a fan of Kate Winslet until now.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Half of THE HOLIDAY is a good movie. It follows four young, single, white, upper-class, heartbroken adults—ground which has been covered ad nauseam by Hollywood indie filmmakers—and as they pair off we have two stories happening which are connected only by the most superficial of narrative threads. Unfortunately, writer/director Nancy Meyers chooses to spend what feels like maybe 70% of the movie’s running time on the couple who embody every utterly predictable romantic comedy trope (Cameron Diaz and Jude Law) instead of the pair who's a little less predictable but who also possess some strange chemistry and seem to be part of a more interesting story (Kate Winslet and Jack Black).
Cameron Diaz is a mediocre actress on a good…
I watched this 10 years ago and hated it. Jack Black and Kate Winslet earned it 2 stars.
I really like everything about this movie except Cameron Diaz. Eli Wallach is great. I don't do rom-com's but this one is a lot of fun.
Sweet. Unrealistic, but sweet.
movies directed by women,
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Here's the other list I published at the same time:
100 Highest Rated Entries on Letterboxd Directed by Women.