8.08.2007

The Holiday

This movie was unbelievably cute. Some places it got a little overly so, but overall it's good. It's about two women who after being unlucky in love manage to stumble across each other on a home exchange website. They trade houses for 2 weeks over a Christmas Holiday, and things start to happen for both of them. Amanda, played by Cameron Diaz, is California-perfect. A small child notes that she looks like a Barbie doll, and she does. With perfect highlights, bright blue eyes, and a perfectly whitened smile, she embodies exactly what everyone envisions when they think of someone from California. It's kinda annoying with her hair constantly bouncing all over the place. Iris, played by Kate Winslet, is a much more familiar character. She's so much more relatable. She's supposed to be a tiny bit frumpy, I think, but this is Kate Winslet we're talking about, so that's not really true, especially when Jude Law plays her brother, Graham, who, of course, Amanda falls in love with. There are some wonderful bits full of big smiles and interesting interactions. It doesn't wrap up quite the way I would have liked, but I figure it just ends on Christmas, you can add your own happily ever-after onto the end of it: who moves to which side of the world to be with whom.

A cute, romantic, Christmas movie.

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