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The Holiday (5-Dec-2006)

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Romantic comedy follows two love-troubled women as they meet "international" men after swapping homes.

British newspaper columnist Iris Simpkins and American movie trailer producer Amanda Woods, two middle-aged women upset with their respective love lives, meet on a home-swap website and agree to trade dwellings for two weeks. The Holiday follows the two women as they attempt to adjust to temporary live on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each meeting a charming "foreign" man with the potential to give them a new lease on life if they agree to open their hearts back up to love.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Shelley Berman
3-Feb-1925 1-Sep-2017 Inside Shelley Berman
Jack Black
28-Aug-1969   Half of Tenacious D
Edward Burns
29-Jan-1968   Saving Private Ryan
Cameron Diaz
30-Aug-1972   There's Something About Mary
Kathryn Hahn
23-Jul-1974   Lily Lebowski on Crossing Jordan
John Krasinski
20-Oct-1979   Jim Halpert on The Office
Jude Law
29-Dec-1972   Gattaca
Bill Macy
18-May-1922   Bea Arthur's husband on Maude
Alex O'Loughlin
24-Aug-1975   Hawaii Five-O
Rufus Sewell
29-Oct-1967   Dark City
Shannyn Sossamon
3-Oct-1978   A Knight's Tale
Eli Wallach
7-Dec-1915 24-Jun-2014 The Magnificent Seven
Kate Winslet
5-Oct-1975   Titanic
Odette Yustman
10-May-1985   Cloverfield


Review by Larry Johnson (posted on 21-Oct-2007)

Seldom do I watch a movie more than once...occasionally to pacify someone that is with me and wants to watch a certain movie, BUT I have watched this movie twice and may again. It is so livable and so practical. Yet, moving and fulfilling for my hopes and even for my fantasies. The absence of really big names in a movie like this is definitely an asset. Given credit where it is due, every actor/actress, including the children, was absolutely tremendous. Very realistic and believable. So refreshing and encouraging. I only wish they would produce more movies with such low key, high impact effects. I believe that every person involved in this movie, including the off screen team (Producer, Director, etc.) had their hearts set on making this a wonderful creation, which it did indeed turn out to be. I have always watched movies from a technical point of view, but I found myself continually being drawn into the story and touched emotionally to the point of joy and of tears. Thumbs up for a great job. Keep it up. I am the consumer and I have spoken.

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