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.
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.
Two women trade homes for the holidays, only to find themselves confronted with affections and feelings they never could have anticipated.
Let's make this quick and tidy:
Adorable cast, charming dialogue, relaxed but satisfying plot. Touching without being obnoxious, dramatic without being depressing.
Solid rom-com, if you're into that sort of thing. :3
Despite it's predictable outcome, The Holiday is far sweeter and more genuine than the majority of romance films these days. With the exception of a very awkward Cameron Diaz, the cast is all-around very charismatic and engaging. Western icon, Eli Wallach also plays a wonderful supporting role as an out of his prime-screenwriter. Sure it's flawed, and occasionally cheesy, but it's hard not to enjoy.
Jack Black as the love interest to Kate Winslet is a comedy in and of itself.
So cheesy. But kind of cute. (Probably one of the nicest themes from Hans.)
Warming and cute but oh so cheesy.
As far as romantic comedies go, it's just a romantic comedy. That's all I can really say about it.
I don't care its schmaltz, I love it.
I could literally watch this movie every day and still love every second of it!
Feel-good. Cozy. Love and all. There's enough snow. But they also didn't hide the sun, so that's awesome. This movie is deserving of its title, it's that holiday movie you would want to see.
And I learned what a meet-cute is--valuable lesson, folks! If you don't know what a meet-cute is, grab some hot chocolate, snuggle up in bed, and watch this movie now.
OK, so it is a chick flick. That doesn't mean it's bad, or that it is not worth your time.
In this case there was a lot more going on. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz were absolutely great as women trying to find themselves. I could not imagine better casting in these roles. I was impressed with both performances.
I also though Jude Law was great, and I have a new found respect for Jack Black in what I consider the best performance of his career. I was thrilled to see Eli Wallach (King of the Corner) in an outstanding performance.
Great music, great acting, superb script and direction by Nancy Meyers, and two of the cutest girls you have ever seen - Miffy Englefield and Emma Pritchard. A real treat.
@mysterm #romantic #iloveJudeLaw
Joyful Nancy Meyers lifestyle-porn, perfect for getting into the Christmassy mood.
A note on the viewing: BD. HD. 2K.
- 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
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