For this Nancy Meyers-directed romantic comedy, Hans Zimmer serves up a breezy score quite different from the more heavy-duty works he's become known for. This...... more
For this Nancy Meyers-directed romantic comedy, Hans Zimmer serves up a breezy score quite different from the more heavy-duty works he's become known for. This may have something to do with the film's tone, of course, but also with the fact that Zimmer has sole credit on only two cues, having co-written the others with members of his extensive stable of helpers, including guitarist Heitor Pereira and even pop artist Imogen Heap (who also contributes wordless vocals in addition to getting writing credits on three tracks). In the film, Jack Black's character is a composer who namedrops Ennio Morricone; Zimmer steps up to the challenge with the opening track, "Maestro" (one of his solo compositions), which evidently seeks to emulate the romantic sweep of some of Morricone's scores and nearly succeeds. (This may sound like a criticism but getting near Morricone level is nothing to sneeze at.) A little later "Verso e Prosa," a collaboration between Pereira and Herb Alpert --who contributes his immediately identifiable trumpet--also stands out. If the rest of the CD had shown as much spirited zest as these two tracks, the album could have become a prized addition to any soundtrack lover's library; alas, the other cues are too devoid of personality to make a lasting impression. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
Meet Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) two women who couldn't be more different - one lives in a cosy English cottage the other in a swanky...... more
Meet Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) two women who couldn't be more different - one lives in a cosy English cottage the other in a swanky Hollywood estate - but who are alike in their mutual bad luck with men.In desperate need of an escape they meet online and impulsively switch homes. Both find the last thing either wants or expects - a new romance - and discover that a change of address really can change your life.
Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy THE HOLIDAY stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each...... more
Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy THE HOLIDAY stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments English woman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other's home. While each suffers from a minor case of culture shock both women also end up becoming involved with a man. Iris makes the acquaintance of an upbeat everyman played by Jack Black while Amanda spends time with a handsome Brit played by Jude Law. Both women must decide what to do with these new relationships as their pre-arranged house switch is scheduled to last less than two weeks.
ean 5050582797848 title holiday the sku dv 001158189 v product category dvds binding blu ray region code 2 director nancy meyers label universal pictures uk...... more
ean 5050582797848 title holiday the sku dv 001158189 v product category dvds binding blu ray region code 2 director nancy meyers label universal pictures uk release date 25 10 2010 discs 1 height 14 mm width 134 mm length 172 mm weight 82 grams language english french italian german spanish japanese portuguese danish dutch finnish norwegian manufacturer universal pictures uk publisher universal pictures uk studio universal pictures uk actor cameron diaz jack black kate winslet jude law running t
Advantages: Nice sweet film, romantic comedy Disadvantages: Not the best romantic comedy I have seen, some may find it too sickly sweet!
...and sets about trying to help him. Her love interest comes in the form of Miles (Jack Black) a film composer who works with Amanda?s ex.
Amanda meanwhile meets Graham (Jude Law) who is Iris handsome brother and has an eye for the ladies. Will it be a holiday romance or will both these women find love when they least expect or want it?
***** My Thoughts *****
Having missed this...
Advantages: Some amusing lines and decent performances Disadvantages: Christmas soundtrack doesn't work so well in Summer
...I first saw "The Holiday" one Christmas with a girlfriend and her family and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. This may have been helped by going into it with low expectations, as I'm not really a romantic film type of person, but everyone watching seemed to enjoy it. Recently, I had the chance to see it again and it's still an enjoyable film, although it doesn't work quite so well out...
Advantages: Reduce stress on families and teachers, improve performance Disadvantages: It's a big change and could be screwed up
...of concentration amongst many, with a lot of students spending the second half of such lessons doodling or looking longingly out of the window.
In direct answer to the question ?Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?? I think my answer would have to be an unequivocal yes. I would say that both the regularity and the length of the holidays is too much and places huge pressures on our society. Not only does...