movies directed by women,
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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,…
when is jude law gonna stop coming @ me
ok but jude law as a dad is such a beautiful concept
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 hate/love this cheesy fucking movie.
Okay, this took me by complete surprise. Even though one relationship was much stronger than the other, I really enjoyed everybody in this. It was so good to see Kate Winslet in a contemporary rom-com.
Jude Law and Cameron Diaz made my heart melt <3
More rom-coms made like this, please!
Forever one of my favourite romantic comedies EVER.
jude law as a dad sign me tf up
(Can you tell I'm married to a woman?)
If you want a romantic comedy, take something from Nancy Meyers. And if it has Jude Law, Edward Burns (even for a short while), Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz in it, it can not be all bad. Throw in Eli Wallach and you have some gumption in the game! If you disregard couple of the "reality check missing"-moments, you will enjoy it, all the over 2 hours of it. And this must be the one and only film where Jack Black acts like a real .... actor.
movies directed by women,
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…