The Holiday is a 2006 American romantic comedy film starring Cameron Diaz
and Kate Winslet as two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the Atlantic
Ocean, who temporarily exchange homes to escape heartbreak during the holiday
season. Jude Law and Jack Black co-star, with Eli Wallach, Shannyn Sossamon,
Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell supporting.
After bad bouts of man trouble just before the holidays, Amanda Woods (Diaz)
and Iris Simpkins (Winslet) are desperate for a change of scene. Traveling in
opposite directions (Diaz to London, Winslet to Los Angeles), each finds herself
alone in an unfamiliar town, but neither remains a stranger in her new
surroundings for long. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet join an all-star cast that
includes Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Ed Burns and Rufus Sewell in The
Holiday, writer-director Nancy Meyers' latest take on the strange ways of love,
and the high price of neglecting your own heart.
- " Kate Winslet is one of my all-time favorite actresses. She's known
for making heavy dramas and period pieces, but I love seeing her in a lighter,
more comedic movie… " – Paul McGuire Grimes
- " While some people might accuse Meyers of sleepwalking in her latest
film, The Holiday, it still worked for me thanks to a likable cast and some
rather smart dialogue. " – Micheal Compton
- " Nancy Meyers pulls off a classic comedy tribute…the cast pull it
off, selling their characters' singlehood, nailing their occasional sight gags
and earning our laughs and tears, which often occur in the same scene.
" – Glenn Sumi