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The Holiday (2006)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 December 2006 (USA)
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Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

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In London, Iris Simpkins writes a wedding column in a newspaper and nurtures an unrequited love for her colleague Jasper Bloom. Near Christmas, she is informed that Jasper is engaged to marry another colleague, and her life turns upside down. In Los Angeles, the movie-trailers maker Amanda Woods has just split with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to forget him. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris' cottage in Surrey for the holidays. While in Surrey, Amanda meets Iris' brother and book editor Graham and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, Iris meets her new next door neighbor the ninety year old screenplay writer Arthur, who helps her retrieve her self-esteem, and the film composer Miles, with whom she falls in love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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love | house | composer | book | self esteem | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language | See all certifications »

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8 December 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,826,520 (UK) (8 December 2006)

Gross:

$63,224,849 (USA) (26 January 2007)
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The Film is set in December yet the sun is clearly in the position for summer, Longitude 34.2 Latitude 96.4. See more »

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Iris: I like corny. I'm looking for corny in my life.
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
(1944)
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Performed by James Taylor
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Best holiday romantic comedy yet.
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I laughed. I cried. I awed. My jaw even dropped a couple of times. This movie surpassed all of my original expectations. At almost two and a half hours, I thought it might drag on, but I never felt like it was really that long. This movie is not only about heartbreak and heart ache, it's about finding yourself and appreciating the true things in life. I felt that Kate and Cameron did a wonderful job. Their characters come from two very different worlds yet they both seek the same thing...escape. They encounter so much more upon arriving at their destinations, and ultimately end up finding the completely unexpected. Jude is a star charmer as always, and Jack, well, he's Jack. Seeing this movie should be on everyone's holiday "to-do" lists, and I can guarantee it will be in my DVD collection once it is released. Nancy Meyers hit a home run with this one and it is sure to bring everyone a nice large dose of holiday spirit.


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