The Holiday

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Director: Nancy Myers
Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law
RunTime: 2 hrs 18 mins
Genre: Romance Comedy
Rating: PG
Will appeal: Women, not girls, not spinsters, but WOMEN

Two women (Diaz, Winslet) successful in their career are a mess when it comes to relationships. Enough with guy-problems, they cross the Atlantic to swap homes in each other's countries. In the midst of some culture shock, love strikes them one more time.

Cameron Diaz shows that she can only act as Cameron Diaz. From flirting with the green faced Carey (The Mask), getting gel on her hair (There’s Something About Mary), to picking shoes (In Her Shoes), her inability to portray more than a few emotions other than a silly smile and a pout shows. But who’s cares? She is one of the highest paid actress.

Jude Law recedes in his hairline more than his career, but still plays his role as the brother with English charm and charisma. Unfortunately, the on-screen romance with Diaz was too simplistic and saccharine sweet.

Jack Black is no more Nacho Libre, but a talented music producer. This low key role is rather refreshing, but his antics in Tendacious D seem deeply rooted in our minds.

Kate Winslet steals the movie playing a vulnerable and gullible plain Jane Iris. Many women may find a bit of themselves in Iris, who believes so much in love. Although mismatched with Jack Black, their story was the stronger of the two.

It’s not Something’s Gonna Give or Love Actually, but is enough to tug the heartstrings of women staying in the contemporary society.

The Holiday – A chick flick. What you expect is what you get.

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