Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home. While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man. Iris makes the acquaintance of an upbeat everyman played by Jack Black, while Amanda spends time with a handsome Brit played by Jude Law. Both women must decide what to do with these new relationships as their pre-arranged house switch is scheduled to last less than two weeks.~Perry Seibert
The central theme of this movie is unrequited love and how four people learn to fall in love again. Nancy Meyers's film is impeccably crafted to deliver everything you expect in a holiday movie. The amazing cast gives heartwarming performances. As usual, Meyers's dialogue is at once witty and pithy. From the beginning scenes where Kate Winslet's emotion-filled character Iris discovers the love of her life (Jasper played by Rufus Sewell) is engaged to someone else and the Cameron Diaz character Amanda admits to live-in boyfriend (Edward Burns) of not being able to feel anything or to cry, you know their lives are destined to become intwined. When they decide to swap houses across the ocean at Christmas, the stage is set for chance encounters and romantic fun. From Beverly Hills, California to Surrey, England, the locations are perfect for holiday dreams. Gorgeous Jude Law shows up at the charming English cottage after Amanda arrives and the incomparable Jack Black finds Iris at her vacation swap Hollywood mansion. As each of the characters discovers something delightfully new about themselves, they are swept up with each other, and falling in love. What else could you want in a Christmas movie?? Bring on the eggnog and the Christmas cookies! Indulge!
The Holiday is a lovely theatrical experience wherein family, love, vulnerability and sheer courage make an indelible impression on viewers. A kind man cries, a generous woman shows vulnerability and strength, a funny guy stops being misused and a powerful woman learns to shed fears and tears. All round a great film and worth the purchase and viewing.
The Holiday is a movie that the holiday is the dressing for the romance to move through & can be enjoyably viewed at any time not just Christmas. If you ever were in love or wanted to be in love.....YOU WILL RELATE !!! The musical score was an award winner capturing your ear, right out of the box! Lovely movie...Highly recommend !!!
Very nice Christmas holiday movie to watch. I actually invited family over to watch the move as well and everyone enjoyed it. I would recommend this movie as one of the down to earth moves of the year. It was a happy/sad move, one of those movies that could make you cry but by the end of the movie your happy.
I just love this movie. It’s a lovely Christmas story. Setting in England and Los Angeles, these two ladies were fad up with their men. Went in the computer to just get out where nobody knows them.
I thought that was a refreshing movie, especially at Christmas time.