Year of Release: 2006
Director: Nancy Meyers
Approx. Running Time: 136 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Heartwarming, funny and totally charming."
-Mark S. Allen, CBS/CW Television Group
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 (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Diaz), realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 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 the either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham (Law) and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur (Eli Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Black).
I love my romantic comedies, but I should have known just by the cast (the only one I like is Kate Winslet) that this one would be less than stellar. I should say though that I only bought it because I needed another film to get the special price on the previous rentals at Blockbuster.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2006 (Year Of Release)