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.
The Holiday: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...... more
The Holiday: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.From the Director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want comes two whole hours of sheer heart-warming romantic comedy.Love Actually:From the makers of Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary comes the ultimate romantic comedy. This blockbuster film includes a fantastic all-star cast and an outstanding soundtrack. The hilarious Love Actually explores the ups and downs of relationships in the weeks building up to Christmas. Boyfriends and girlfriends husbands and wives fathers and sons and rock stars and managers all combine to make Love Actually not just one story but ten very different ones. Because if you look hard enough you will find love actually is all around.
A song and dance man decides to turn a Connecticut farm into an inn open only on holidays. Trouble is the joint proprietors of what is now a roadhouse hotel...... more
A song and dance man decides to turn a Connecticut farm into an inn open only on holidays. Trouble is the joint proprietors of what is now a roadhouse hotel love the same girl. Bonus Features: A Couple of Song and Dance Men All-Singing All-Dancing Coloring a Classic Holiday Inn Theatrical Trailer Black & White Feature with Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes Including Archive Audio Comments from Fred Astaire Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotte Colour Feature with Commentary by Film Historian Ken Barnes Including Archive Audio Comments from Fred Astaire Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotte
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Advantages: Good for Zoo, clean and well maintained, good service and food Disadvantages: Not great for city centre.
...A friend and I are big fans of wildlife parks and zoos, and as the only place to see koalas and pandas in the UK is Edinburgh zoo we used to joke that we would have to come here. This year she surprised me with a trip for my birthday! She booked through a package with the neighbouring Holiday Inn hotel, which I understand was all online, and included zoo tickets as well as allowing you to book...
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 *****
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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...