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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Favorite Romantic Films - THE HOLIDAY (2006)

This being February, I decided to post about some of my favorite romantic films. I mean I dedicated the whole month of October to scary movies, and the least I could do is the same thing for romantic movies this month. And it will be a mixed bag of classic and modern films. Up first: The Holiday (2006)

Kate Winslet in The HolidayCameron Diaz in The Holiday
Well done romantic comedy/drama that features all four leads in great form. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz are women who are having men trouble and decide to switch homes over the Christmas holiday. Each will stay at each other houses to get away from their normal routine and away from their significant opposites. Kate comes to LA while Cameron goes to England. Jack Black and Jude Law play the new men who come into their lives. A very pleasing film with solid performances by all, especially Kate Winslet. It's a crime she hasn't won an Oscar yet but I predict she will have several by the time her career is done. Cameron is funny as usual and gorgeous. Jack Black gives a surprising engaging performance as the guy who falls for Winslet. And Jude Law who in past movies can be very annoying is actually pretty good here. And veteran Eli Wallach almost steals the movie as a writer from Hollywood's golden age who becomes friends with Winslet. You will laugh and cry and enjoy this wonderful movie.
The Holiday Party

Graham: "Long distance relationships can work, you know."
Amanda: "Really? I can't make one work when I live in the same house with someone"

1 comment:

Joker said...

Absolutlly true....


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