Its consensus states "While it's certainly sweet and even somewhat touching, The Holiday is so thoroughly predictable that audiences may end up opting for an early check-out time. "[28], Since its release, The Holiday has been called a modern Christmas classic.[29]. Block, it was filmed in both California and England, and stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda, two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas and holiday season. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. The Holiday is a 2006 romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. She starts using a dating app and discusses her first "meet"/date with her two friends. But it will take more than an app and the advice of friends to help this girl find true love. On New Years' Eve, Iris, Amanda, Graham, Miles and Graham's daughters all happily celebrate at Graham's house. Jasper surprises Iris by showing up at Amanda's house, but Iris, drawing on the example of the women from Arthur's films, kicks him out. The next morning, despite having enjoyed spending the night together, they go their separate ways. He knew director Nancy Meyers, who scripted a short scene with him in it. "[27] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle remarked that the film was "the most love-centric movie since Love Actually." She runs back to the cottage and she and Graham make plans to spend New Year's Eve together with his daughters. They agree to switch houses for two weeks starting the next day. Katie gets dumped right before Christmas and gets on a dating app determined to never spend another Christmas alone! Olivia Dunkley Matt Merchant Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez PeiPei Alena Yuan Andrew Anderson Rick Kumazawa, 105 mins   She surprises him at his house and discovers he is a widower with two young daughters. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. While he felt that the final 15 minutes of film "diminish a lot of the film's good intentions," he added that Meyers "created some hearth-cozy situations, written some movie-parody zingers, and provided Eli Wallach with his best role in years. "[25], Somewhat less enthusiastic, Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly graded the film with a 'B–' rating, summing it as a "cookie-cutter chick flick." Katie flies home for the holidays after being dumped by her boyfriend. of the '00s: The Top Grossing Female Helmed Films", "Creativity takes a 'Holiday' in house-swap romance", "21 Lessons From 'The Holiday' That Warm Our Hearts 10 Years Later", The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2008, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-LCCN identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Best International Actress (People's Choice), "Kayak for One" by Ryeland Allison - 1:30, "Separate Vacations" by Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and, "Definitely Unexpected" by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe - 3:34, "If I Wanted To Call You" by Hans Zimmer and, "Roadside Rhapsody" by Hans Zimmer and Henry Jackman - 1:39, "Busy Guy" by Hans Zimmer and Henry Jackman - 1:28, "For Nancy" by Hans Zimmer, Atli Orvarsson and Lorne Balfe - 1:27, "It's Complicated" by Hans Zimmer and Imogen Heap - 1:00, "Meu Passado" by Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman and Lorne Balfe - 1:25, "The 'Cowch'" by Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Lorne Balfe and Imogen Heap - 2:42, "Three Musketeers" by Hans Zimmer, Heitor Pereira, Lorne Balfe and Imogen Heap - 2:44, "Christmas Surprise" by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe - 2:32, "Gumption" by Hans Zimmer, Atli Orvarsson and Henry Jackman - 3:45, "Cry" by Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe and Heitor Pereira - 2:39, In the video rental store, Miles (Jack Black) sings the theme tune of, According to a radio interview on BBC Radio 1, the song ", This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 00:25.