The Holiday

The Holiday

The Holiday

As a result of relationships gone wrong, strangers Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) find themselves in the same situation; alone and loveless during the festive season. To remedy the situation the two arrange a switch, moving into each others homes across the globe, with the hope that new surroundings will boost their self esteem and offer an opportunity to turn over a new leaf. What they find is the last thing they thought they wanted: men.

2006Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references135 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
Director:
Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give, What Women Want)
Writer:
Nancy Meyers
Cast:
Cameron DiazKate WinsletJude LawJack Black

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The Holiday / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There's nothing authentic or personal about The Holiday - it's as chilling as heart-warmers get.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

A harmlessly cheery confection.

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Salon

Salon

The premise, so delectable at the start, quickly begins to feel tired and oversold.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

This overproduced romantic comedy doesn't even qualify as fluff; it's flat, featureless plastic.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There is bound to be a large appreciative audience for this chick flick. But it might not be you.

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Variety

Variety

By now, Nancy Meyers knows exactly what women want --gorgeous locales, even more gorgeous actors, a sentimental love story calculated to make viewers hug themselves and maybe even each other -- and she doubles the formula to generally pleasing but thoroughly unsurprising effect in "The Holiday," a lavishly overstuffed gift basket of a movie...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

What have we here? A holiday movie that doesn't make everyone grumpy? A romantic comedy with real sense of how romance feels, both good and bad, when caught in its throes?..

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Nancy Meyers makes the kinds of films that people complain no one makes anymore. The Holiday is the type of welcome diversion that only Meyers still seems to specialize — a romantic comedy...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As reliably as Santa, this romantic comedy about a transatlantic house swap delivers Christmas sweets...

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