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'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.
delightful fluff. endlessly watchable
Why does this movie go for 2 hours and 15 minutes?
I managed to stick with it but it was a struggle. This just wasn't my type of thing at all. Jack Black felt so out of place in his role and I think I have discovered that I'm not really a fan of Cameron Diaz at all.
To be fair, there are far worse movie out there than this, but I never want to revisit The Holiday again.
Getting in touch with my feminine side. Romantic comedy. Laughed a couple of times.
They should've stayed at home.
I'll watch the occasional rom-com because I like them sometimes. I ain't afraid to admit it.
This isn't my favorite but it had its touching moments. I think it was more about stepping away from one's normal life and connecting with people again.
It was refreshing to see Jack Black as a character other than a degenerate slob that's just dumb and crude. He was a decent, normal guy and I liked that.
Overall it wasn't a run-of-the-mill mushy love fest.
That's so fucking cute.
I need to go on a holiday.
Two women switch houses for the holiday season hoping to get a break and relax but they both end up getting more than they bargained for - love. This sounds cliched and silly or whatever but it was actually really sweet. The dialogue and the characters charm you immediately, you'll fall in love within the first ten minutes!
I love this movie, it reminds me so much of my sister and me...and maybe I'm just overly attached to this flick because of my feelings.
But feelings aside, I find this film truly enjoyable.
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Who cares about your favourite 100 films when your most hated 100 is far more interesting and illuminating. If I…