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Great movie

by ginam87 on 2/28/2012

Its good and its worth it.

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Great Movie

on 6/25/2012

Great movie - Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

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Product Overview

In Nancy Meyers' The Holiday, a romantic comedy from the director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want, two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives.

Iris (Kate Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Cameron Diaz), realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live six thousand miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow-covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother, Graham (Jude Law), and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur (Eli Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Jack Black).

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Studio Sony
SKU 204070313
UPC 043396173828
UPC 14 00043396173828
Format DVD
Release Date 5/15/2012
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Diaz,Cameron
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Cameron Diaz - Actor
Dan Webster - Art Director
Dean Cundey - Cinematographer
Edward Burns - Actor
Eli Wallach - Actor
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Jack Black - Actor
Joe Hutshing - Editor
Jude Law - Actor
Kate Winslet - Actor
Nancy Meyers - Director
Nancy Meyers - Writer
Nancy Meyers - Producer
Rufus Sewell - Actor
Shannyn Sossamon - Actor
Suzanne McNeill Farwell - Executive Producer
Reviews
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Review The Holiday is no vacation. Sloppy writing, an overindulgent editor, and poor casting have taken an intriguing premise and transformed it into an uneven mess. The movie follows the lives of two women at Christmastime who trade houses. One story, while neither surprising nor groundbreaking, is moderately entertaining. The other feels like filler and ends up consuming about 45 minutes of the film's bloated 135-minute running time. The theory, I suppose, is that viewers get two romances for the price of one. In reality, one isn't always the loneliest number - sometimes it's the best fit...The best that can be said about The Holiday is that it's the best of 2006's crop of Christmas-themes movies, but that's not high praise considering that the other contenders are The Santa Clause 3 and Deck the Halls.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review "I like corny," says the heroine of The Holiday toward the end of the movie. "I'm looking for corny." If she weren't in it, The Holiday would probably be her favorite film of all time, given that it's the most unabashedly corny and sentimental Hollywood romance in years. It isn't enough for writer/director Nancy Meyers to provide two parallel love stories--she heaps on every gooey device in the book, from cute pets to cute kids to cute old people. It's the kind of sugary movie that will send jaded viewers running for their toothbrushes, but on its own terms, it's kind of perfect. The sheer volume of intense emotional content has a cumulative effect that will easily win over anyone whose heart and mind are open to it.
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Reviewer Jim Hemphill
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Diaz,Cameron
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Claudia Puig, USA Today ...some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios...
Justin Chang, Variety A lavishly overstuffed gift basket of a movie.
M.E. Russell, Portland Oregonian ...likable. Really likable, in fact.

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