Production Year: 2006 - Comedy - Director: Nancy Meyers - Original Language: English - Classification: 12 years and over - Starring: Eli Wallach, Rufus Sewell, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Edward Burns, (On Ciao since: 08/2007)
Comedy - Director: Sharon Maguire, Nancy Meyers, Beeban Kidron - Original Language: English - Classification: 15 years and over - Starring: Jack Black, Colin Firth, Renee Zellweger, Jude Law, Hugh (On Ciao since: 09/2007)
Romantic comedy starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black. Iris (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across...... more
Romantic comedy starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black. Iris (Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Diaz) realises 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 thing 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 (Eri Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Black).
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
Advantages: Good plot, great acting, sweet film Disadvantages: Bit sickly in places!
...fall in love with both of these characters over the scenes with these two. It just goes to show what a good old Holiday can do to a person!
I would recommend this film to anyone who likes a sweet romantic comedy, and I do think this film can be watched any time of year! It is light-hearted, comedic in parts and just a lovely film.
P.S. If you watch the scene in the DVD store with Iris and Miles...
Advantages: Brilliant moral lesson to be earned out of the movie- MINUS the intense heavy and boring stuff! Disadvantages: Not as Romantic as I expected!
-Runtime Length: aprox 108 minutes
-Ratings: PG-13 (for some sexual references)
-Sound: Dolby Digital
-Set Up: -
1) Audio: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, Francais
2) Subtitle Options: English, Spanish
Being and avid fan of Romantic Comedies, I grabbed ?The Last Holiday? as soon as it...
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Review of Last Holiday (DVD)
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...