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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
I had a lot of witty comments I wanted to make about how hard Hans Zimmer went on the score, the Hollywood commentary, and the movie references. But actually my only takeaway is my adoration of Kate Winslet,
My girlfriend apologized to me after making me watch this..
The Holiday is a film that means well. It works on the premise that good people who are put through the wringer will one day get what they deserve. While a little idealistic, preaching this message is not detrimental to the film. What drags the film down is how the vicarious wonderment of escape and discovery clashes with the feeling we've seen this all before. It might be a holiday for the characters, but where is the viewer going that they haven't been before? I also think the film is blatantly skewed towards the Jude Law-Cameron Diaz storyline, when there is a lot more potential for prodding in the Kate Winslet-Jack Black storyline. Last but not least, the film is simply far too long, which would be less of an issue if the characters' points of arrival were further from where they began.
kate winslet has never been more relatable
It was an okay movie. It was a little corny, but not painstakingly corny.
I enjoyed this movie. Rom-Coms have fallen out of fashion in favor of dramas on tortured love but I miss the light-hearted fun these movies aim for. Diaz and Law have a lot of chemistry. Winslet and Black are adorable. It's enjoyable even if a bit predictable.
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.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Here are some #DirectedbyWomen Film Viewing Possibilities... Will add MANY more soon...
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