Movie Theater Movie Theater Movie Theater
TV Shows TV Shows TV Shows
  Link Partners  





My Posts








Site Affiliates - Listed (add your blog to

Entertainment blogs

My Blog Directory

Blog Search, Blog Directory

Entertainment blogs

blog search directory

Blog Directory

Find Blogs in the Blog Directory

Blog Directory

Blog Review, The World's Blog Aggregator

Webfeed (RSS/ATOM/RDF) registered at

Directory, direct links

Register for free widgets at and increase your reader traffic

My Zimbio
Top Stories
Review Movie Theater









Friday, December 28, 2007

The Holiday | movie theater "Journeys end in lovers meeting "

Hopeless romantics or perhaps anyone with a broken and aching heart could watch this film for a lift. Actually I'm really fond of feel-good romantic movies, that is why i appreciate this film for its funny and aww-inspiring (not really"awe") romantic lines.

Iris (Kate Winslet) hears the heart-wrenching wedding proposal of her long-time crush Jasper ( Rufus Sewell) to his fiancée, she goes home, bawls her heart out and becomes miserable. On the other hand, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) is quite the opposite. Her inability to cry despite her very recent break-up with her boyfriend poses a big problem for her. Her tear ducts wouldn't just produce a single drop of tear. The only solution to their problem is to go on a holiday vacation to a far place where nothing would remind them of their woes.
With the aid of the Internet and a website called "Home Exchange", these two women, who have never met each other, decides to swap houses over the holiday. Iris flees to California then takes a cab to the lavish mansion of Amanda while Amanda flies to England and pads the snowy path to the cramped country house of Iris. Soon enough, iris meets miles( jack Black), Amanda's colleague while Amanda bumps into Graham (Jude Law), Iris debonair brother. From there, the romance between each pair develops.

The Holiday | movie theater

Even then, the movie is not without flaws. My major gripe is that the story of Iris and miles isn't well fleshed out. The two just lack the chemistry and the conclusion of their story is a bit contrived for me. Every time they're on screen, i am eagerly waiting for the spark between them to happen but it doesn't. Amanda and Graham's romance is also the typical, cheesy love affair which contributes nothing novel to the genre. I also expected that Jack Black would greatly contribute to the humor of the film but alas, it is a romantic film after all which didn't give him the venue to make a crack and be downright comical.
But somehow it's a good pick me up movie that gives anyone with a heavy heart that warm and fuzzy feeling but it doesn't really have any memorable lingering or award winning value.

The Holiday | movie theaterThe Holiday |movie theaterThe Holiday | movie theaterThe Holiday | movie theater

Movie Theater

Labels: , ,

posted by Gingercaily @ 9:12 AM   11 Comments


At January 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM , Blogger h0ney_01 said...

great tandem by Cameron Diaz & Kate Winslet. This is the best romantic-comedy movie of 2007 as we can learn a lot in the awesome characters here

At January 3, 2008 at 10:46 AM , Blogger black_hat said...

cool summary and review, yeah Im counting on jack black to make a comic act, may be this will be different for him and for his fans also.....

At January 4, 2008 at 3:25 AM , Anonymous Cryxellis said...

Interesting movie.. I'd like to see it. I guess this was another hit from Cameron and Kate^_^

At January 7, 2008 at 3:43 AM , Blogger Darkwell said...

I've watch the trailer of this movie... and it was great can't wait to watch it!!! Great Review by the Way, and again you did a pretty good job!!!

At January 8, 2008 at 12:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've only seen the trailer and its very! anyway, i like the plot.i want to watch it!

At January 23, 2008 at 10:39 PM , Anonymous Tazmaniandevil said...

Another movie that will touch viewer's hearts.. I'd like to see it.. ^_^

At January 31, 2008 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

The Holiday is a warm, snuggly romance to lose yourself in before coming firmly back down to planet earth. It might be shallow, but it's seasonal entertainment - and a Swiss chocolate of romantic comedies.


At March 18, 2008 at 1:38 PM , Anonymous patrick said...

i would have rather gone to the little cottage in England than the big house in LA

At August 3, 2009 at 8:28 PM , Blogger Faith Cooper said...

An excellent Christmas movie! I enjoy this comedy and romance story!

Good post!
tv series

At September 30, 2009 at 6:43 AM , Blogger snarfalous said...

great post , really good perspective on the subject and very well written, this certainly has put a spin on my day, many thanks from the UK and keep up the good work

At October 25, 2009 at 7:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a good movie and I love Jack black so I'll definitely see it.Narconon


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home