Monday, February 13, 2012

Movie Review-The Holiday

Title-"The Holiday"

Rating- PG-13

Director-Nancy Meyers

Actors-Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law

Genre-Romantic Comedy


The Holiday

I thought "The Holiday" was a very enjoyable and surprising romantic comedy. I thought it was funny, but also a bit more serious than other romantic comedies I've seen. "The Holiday" is about two women named Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz). Iris lives in England and Amanda lives in Los Angles, California. What they have in common with each other is that they are both having trouble with their love lives. One day, Iris and Amanda meet each other online while both looking at a home exchange website. They decide that they will switch houses for two weeks for a vacation alone during the Christmas holidays. When Iris gets to Los Angeles, she discovers that Amanda lives near a film composer named Miles (Jack Black). Amanda discovers Iris's house is close to Iris's brother, Graham (Jude Law). What I like so much about "The Holiday" is that while the movie is predictable, it has interesting characters that you care about. I think that the characters were written with more depth than than in most romantic comedies. This helped make "The Holiday" more enjoyable and fun to watch.

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