The Holiday

Title: The Holiday
Director: Nancy Meyers
Running time: 138 min.
Released: 2006

Description: Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever. (via fvrl.bc.ca)

Thoughts: I didn't know what to think of this movie, as I had heard that it was kinda formulaic, but after a discussion with friends at a Christmas dinner party on Saturday evening, I warmed up to the thought of this movie and thought it might be something that I would like.  And sure enough we did watch the movie and I enjoyed it immensely.  I honestly didn't know what to expect from the movie and by the time the final credits had rolled around, I actually could say that it was a movie that I would put on my favourites list.  While the last movie that I reviewed will always have a special place in my heart, this movie is perfectly sweet without being too sweet.

Bottom line:  If you enjoy watching romantic Christmas movies, but don't want them to be too sappy, I would recommend this movie.  Its good for a snowy/rainy afternoon/evening when all you want to do is curl up on the couch.   Its also good for a girls movie night as well.  Recommended.
Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever. - See more at: http://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1472439021_the_holiday#sthash.vLf5POkg.dpuf
Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever. - See more at: http://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1472439021_the_holiday#sthash.vLf5POkg.dpuf

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