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The Holiday [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This is truly the very best Romantic Comedy, if you can call it that, to come out in years. The actors have incredible chemistry and I was blown away by Camereron Diaz. I didn't think much of her until this movie. Of course, Jude Law is Jude Law, drop dead gorgeous! I don't cry in movies, like hardly ever, but this movie brought me to tears. I thought the story line about the old gentleman was superb. It could have been completely left out but it was included which brought heart and soul to the movie making it not just a love story but a story of how young and old can connect.

My husband thoroughly enoyed it as well so it isn't just a chick flick.

It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a movie as much as this where the characters are so real and everything is so believable. Without hesitation I give it five stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2014
Yes, I know, a lot of people rate this movie not very highly - I on the other hand simply love it! It is simple and straight forward and incorporates love in so many different ways, your head starts spinning. And, according to this movie, the saying is right - love will find you when you least expect it.
The general storyline to touch but quickly - two women break up with their relevant beaus and feel the need to go somewhere over the Festive Season. So, they exchange their homes for two weeks - one being a mansion in Los Angeles, the other a cosy cottage in Surrey/England. And that's all there is to it.
A word to the various 'kinds of love' - there is the one-sided/taking advantage type, the being taken for granted, brotherly, caring for a kind older gentleman, friends ... and the romantic/real kind we all seek. These are all incorporated into this one movie and then some. Just look real close and you'll see them all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2007
This is the best romantic comedy to come out since sleepless in Seattle!!

I am a romantic comedy junkie to say the least, and have been dissappointed time after time with new releases...but this one is the exception to the rule :)

My husband and I saw this just before Christmas 2006,I was not expecting much but, I have to say that I was absolutely blown away. It is SOOO good! I have not seen such a good romantic comedy in a very long time.

The characters are easily relateable, Kate winslet is the sweetest (I wanted to be her!), and Jack Black is so charming and sweet! You will fall in LOVE with Jude Law (and I was not a big fan prior to seeing this, so that was surprising in itself!!)

In the spirit of When Harry met sally, Sleepless in seattle & Serendipity>> This movie is an absolute feel good experience, one that should not be missed!

GET THIS(...)YOU WILL LOVE IT!!

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This Movie is a much-needed romantic comedy that is magical, sexy and very authentic. This is not a chick-flick because it gives a sneak-peek from both the male and female perspective. Kate Winslet is Quenchingly Superb and very sexy. Kate at times, steals the show with her beauty and her natural acting ability. I was also very impressed with Cameron Diaz. This has got to be her best performance. Jude Law is spellbinding and Jack Black is very witty and tries to be a stud-muffin. (He succeeds at times) What makes this movie sizzle is the very cool way that it was written and the extraordinary chemistry with the principal actors. If you long for a great holiday Romantic in the realm of "As good as it gets" and its' sister flick; "Somethings got to give" You must pick this DVD and enjoy!! For True Romantics only!

Noel Serrano
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on July 11, 2012
Shucks, Pamela McK. already said it all for me -- this was a delight even to this old man, and definitely not just a "chick flick". Probably the funniest moments near the beginning involve the two gals exploring and getting used to their new environments, totally different from "back home"; quite a difference between a Hollywood mansion and a rural English farmhouse, after all. And they do so well at it that by mid-film the viewer's left with the possibility that one or both might want to make the home-swap permanent.

My favorite part was at the very end (my apologies if this is a spoiler in any way), when the two gals and their new lovers spend New Year's all together.
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on February 6, 2015
A very good, touching story of love, friendship, and learning. The entire family has watched this movie so many times that we had to replace it as we wore out the disc. It is a very well told story. No FX, just good acting, and the cinematography is superb. Winslet's monologue with Black on the couch on Christmas Eve is worth about $3,000 in psych couch time. Watching the 90 year old Eli Wallach was very touching. His lines were superb as was the delivery. Winslet was fabulous, everyone else was very good. Other people have given a run down of the scenarios so I will just leave it at; if you're looking for a good snuggle up movie then this one should do it.
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on January 7, 2012
This is one of my favourite movies, so of course I was satisfied with it. The only thing I worried about was that is wasn't labled specifically as a blu-ray when I purchased it, but it came and was in fact a blu-ray. It was also a good price and came quickly!
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on November 5, 2013
This movie has become one of my favorite holiday movies. I love the characters and the plot. By switching houses, the main characters also unknowingly changed their lives for the better. A movie I highly recommend for mother daughter viewing.
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on November 22, 2014
Nothing spectacular about the blu-ray but the movie was really good as a Christmas theme. Great acting decent story. Nice to see Black in a role like this instead of his more goofy roles. Pick this up for the holidays, pun intended, and enjoy.
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on February 4, 2013
Great movie, very enjoyable to watch and a fantastic story for the holidays. It's heart warming and if you are a romantic at heart, you can't help but love it. I will be watching it every holiday from now on.
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