I loved “The Holiday” the first time around and loved it even more when we watched it for the second time last night!
The film tells the tale of two young woman – Amanda, played by Cameron Diaz and Iris, played by Kate Winslet. Amanda is a successful American career woman and Iris a British journalist. Just before Christmas, these two strangers do a home-exchange for the holidays. Exchanging not only homes but also each others lives. Amanda ends up in a sweet country cottage in Surrey, much like something out of Beatrix Potter, while Iris moves into a LA mansion with a maid and all the modern trappings this lifestyle bring with it .
Iris, a lovesick English rose, is escaping England to nurse her broken heart and try to forget that she is still in love with Jasper (Rufus Sewell). While Amanda, after breaking off a long-term relationship back in LA, wishes for nothing more than solitude and escape from the male species.
Needless to say neither woman really get what they are looking for, instead they encounter new “love interests” in the form of Graham, played by Jude Law and Miles, played by Jack Black but I am giving too much away! So the romantic tale unfolds which is both heart warming and funny.
So if you are looking for something to do on this rainy public holiday and you have not seen The Holiday yet or just need a bit of romance in your life – why not rent it on DVD and give it a watch!
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