- Title The Holiday
- Director Nancy Meyers
- Year 2006
- Run time 2hrs 18m
- Genres Comedy, Romance
- Tagline As one door closes another one opens
After bad bouts of man trouble just before the holidays, Amanda (Diaz) and Iris (Winslet) are desperate for a change of scene. Travelling in opposite directions (Diaz to London, Winslet to Los Angeles), each finds herself alone in an unfamiliar town, but neither remains a stranger in her new surroundings for long.
|1:38||Loving Jack Black’s studio setup!|
|3:00||“Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other, but what about the rest of us?”|
|5:23||Love Sarah Parrish! “I never realised how pathetic you are.”|
|13:52||I mean, cheating is bad but to make him walk on gravel in bare feet is harsh.|
|16:40||I wanna see the Lohan/Franco film!|
|17:43||“For years, I read these reviews, I buy the books but I never read them.” Sing it, sister.|
|22:10||This has gone very You’ve Got Mail, I like it.|
|29:19||No way does Iris do that commute every single day. That’s cray cray.|
|32:49||Now, hold on. She was watching Little Britain, which was on the BBC, which doesn’t have ads on it.|
|33:04||Where did the dog come from???|
|43:21||Well Jude Law is adorable.|
|52:14||“You’re lovely” is such a nice thing to say to someone.|
|55:30||Did she get on the plane?|
|59:19||Well, Kate Winslet would recognise the Oscar.|
|1:02:05||“In the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady but for some reason you’re behaving like the best friend.”|
|1:13:26||I quite like finding yourself in the middle of dinner party that you somehow are hosting.|
|1:27:32||What is way past complicated?|
|1:28:56||Oh Arthur, wait till you see how much Netflix want to produce.|
|1:35:34||“Two notes, and you’ve got a villain.”|
|1:44:01||“I used only the good notes.” Okay, so Jack Black has won the movie.|
|1:53:26||Nooooo Jasper! Nooooo.|
|1:57:52||Gumption! What a word!|
Really loved this! It’s one of those adorable but quirky rom-coms, where you can’t quite believe what is happening but are completely swept along for the ride. I fell in love with Jude Law a little bit, but was bowled over by the concept of Jack Black as a romantic lead - and he pulled it off!
The real hero was Arthur, though, and boy did I cry when the doors opened and everyone was cheering. My word.
My only complaint, really, is that aside from some snow and the odd wreath on a door, it doesn’t feel like a Christmas film. It could be set at any time really, and still be almost word for word the same. But that makes no odds to the overall enjoyment of a great and worthy film. Hoorah!
Rating: 5 / 5