I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…
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…
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.
Nota = 5
This film is so cringy er
MY FAVE ROM COM OF ALL TIME
I watch this for cute old man Eli Wallach tbh
I don't normally re-watch movies, but I re-watch The Holiday.
It is my favourite romcom, by far, of all time. It continues to hold up as a charming and interesting love story. I love the duel plot lines because it removes a lot of the filler scenes and keeps things interesting. All the actors have great chemistry and I especially love Kate Winslet and Jack Black as a couple.
Es entretenida, pero tiene algunas cosas que la cagan. O sea, es la definición de Nancy Meyers.
Elenco raro pero de alguna extraña manera funciona. Historias que se cruzan y logran cada una desenlace que deja conforme (o no) a todos.
i just really love this movie and kate winslet means the world to me #godbless
At least I had a good time poking fun at it.
A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. To make the list manageable, I'm adding 1…
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
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