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The Holiday (2006)

PG-13  |   |  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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

This film was written specifically with actors Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black in mind. See more »

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When Amanda is choosing the destination country for her trip, there is no actual Polish flag next to the name Poland in the menu, but a pattern that looks somewhat like an Austrian flag flipped 90 degrees. See more »

Quotes

Miles: [reaching across Iris to grab something on counter] Okay, sorry about that.
[pregnant pause]
Miles: Boob graze.
[Iris briefly surprised, then burst into merry laughter, with Miles joining in with a chuckle]
Miles: That was accidental.
[gazing around with sheepish smile]
Miles: Accidental boob graze. I'm sorry.
Iris: Change of subject.
[trying to restrain laughter]
Miles: Okay.
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Almost Like Old Times
10 February 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Well yes, a 2006 romantic comedy that delivers what it promises. Mostly due to the disarming likability of the four leads plus Eli Wallach. Not for cynics, naturally, but very few things are and what the hell I laughed I was moved and I surprised myself all the way through. I came out of the theater smiling from ear to ear. Listen, that's not small feast in a world that seems too self conscious to be cute, even smartly cute like in this case. Kate Winslet can't help but being truthful so, there you go, you identify with her Rufus Sewell situation rooting for her - and I'm a guy! Cameron Diaz is, how can I put it? Yes adorable. A scatterbrain with a brain. Jude Law is another than I don't remember when was the last time he was this charming and Jack Black manages to keep it real and I was taken for a ride, going along, falling happily in Nancy Meyer's lovely trap. Well done!


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