Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Netflix It: The Holiday

#32 - The Holiday

Okay, so the X-Factor Contest picked another Nancy Meyer movie, not The Holiday, but I really enjoyed The Holiday (two romcoms for the price of one!), and the other movie stars a certain vile anti-Semite whom I would not want to promote in any way.

Available from Netflix: The Holiday, directed by Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy 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, Englishwoman 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.

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