Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Holiday

Posted on Thu, Dec 7, 2006 at 4:00 AM

***
The Holiday
Length: Single
Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
Rated: PG-13
Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theholiday/
Release Date: 2006-12-08
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach
Director: Nancy Meyers
Screenwriter: Nancy Meyers
Music Score: Hans Zimmer, Nick Angel
WorkNameSort: Holiday, The
Our Rating: 3.00
When two beautiful, successful women ' one in London and one in L.A. ' get their hearts broken, they decide to swap homes for two weeks over Christmas and experience the other's country as a way to distract themselves from said heartbreak and the adulterous opposite sex. Brace yourselves ' they end up meeting the men of their dreams while on The Holiday. The women: Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. The dreamy men: Jude Law and â?¦ Jack Black? Despite a sluggish and clunky 30-minute setup, the movie quickly transforms itself into one of the year's most engaging and successful romantic comedies, thanks in large part to Winslet's charm and the creative male leads ' Law against type (because who really buys this guy doesn't have 18 different STDs?) and anti-leading man Black. You'll find it hard to leave the theater not beaming, despite Diaz's utterly groan-worthy performance.

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