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 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…
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,…
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.
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.
cast has good chemistry, humbling, funny, and a sweet movie. Similar to films like Youve got mail, serendipity and all those beautifully sappy ''chick flicks.''
Cameron Diaz, at least in everything I've seen her in, seems to have developed a pretty successful formula for herself. She is very pretty, and upon this she juxtaposes some quirky facial expressions and odd exasperations. The facial expressions when you look at them, are actually really fun in a way, as her face is incredibly unique.
Then you kind of see through the formula, and what's left is this never quite genuine performance.
The writing doesn't help. The Diaz character's origin story is delivered in the most agonizingly shallow way, turning her inability to cry from possibly interesting characterization to lame emotional schlock.
Winslet's story of befriend a former screenwriter is more interesting, but never so much so that…
I'd classify this as a feel good holiday chick flick worth seeing. While the foundation of the story--home exchange during the holidays--may not be the most original concept, the chemistry among the characters is natural and engages the viewer. This is definitely on my holiday movie list each year.
a very predictable rom-com never the less an enjoyable feel good film
- 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…