The Holiday Reviews
The story gets a bit convenient right at the end and the logistics I can't even imagine, but it's all happy music and fade out by then, so I don't expect we are expected to think how the hell these relationships would ever work out.
Nice little story and a few laughs. Cameron Diaz is good also, I miss seeing her in comedies.
The Holiday, is a lovely romantic comedy by Nancy Meyers "What Women
Want and The New Trainee" among other things, she loves romantic cinema
and this is reflected in the quality of her films, proof almost all her
films are focused on The subject with happiness, and The Holiday is in
this vein, romantic, a nice little story and every time she has chosen
very good actors as in this film, with two super duos: Cameron Díaz /
Jude Law and Kate Winslet / Jack Black; I can say that I found Cameron
Diaz perfect for me one of his best role as far as Jack Black he has an
on-screen presence always noticed, I love this actor. The soundtrack of
this great music master of movies that is Hans Zimmer is also very
pleasant. In the end this film is very well done and the romances are
beautiful, a film where you do not stress, a film to discover because
it is very good in its kind.
The characters are shallow, the dialogue repetative and bland, and nothing funny happens in what is suppossed to be a rom-com.
The hugely blatant problem that presents itself to the four characters, which is continually addressed but never resolved, is the geographical difficulty to their relationships. How do they plan on making their long distance relationships work? They don't know that's for certain, and the way Law and Diaz seem to ease-out their predicament is to say "I love you" over and over again.
Oh, and I find it worrying that Diaz is so desperate that on her first night in an isolated house in the middle of a foreign country, she'll welcome a drunken stranger (claiming to be the brother of the house owner) in and immediately have sex with him. This has to be a sign of our times. (P.S. do drunken single fathers carry condoms around with them at all times, or did the ditzy american lass have a few left-over from her flight? The director seems to find it hard to tie-up these loose ends)