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The Holiday – Review


Iris (Winslet) is the society reporter at the Daily Telegraph – spending her life writing about everyone else’s happiness, while she wallows in her unrequited love for a former beau Jasper (Sewell), who’s about to get married – her next big assignment brenner kostenlos downloaden nero. After the paper’s Christmas party, she retreats to the loneliness of her chocolate box cottage in rural Surrey.
Cut to Los Angeles, where movie-trailer-maker Amanda (Diaz) has just dumped her philandering boyfriend Ethan (Burns) and needs to get away from it all music to handy. What to do? It’s straight to Google. Type in “holiday” and press return.
So – what comes up?
A house-swap website, featuring a lovely, chocolate box cottage in rural Surrey gratis cd covers downloaden. Thanks to instant messenger, the following day, the two women are flying in opposite directions across the Atlantic to spend Christmas away from the world that makes them miserable – and more specifically away from men – or at least that is the plan herunterladen.
In practice, Iris strikes up a friendship with an ageing Hollywood screenwriter (Wallach) and Ethan’s best friend Miles (Black), while back in blighty, Amanda stumbles across Iris’s all too charming brother Graham (Law) herunterladen serien.
It won’t come as a great surprise to hear that for both women, the holiday season proves to provide the escape they needed – but not in the way either expected Download pdf for free.


The film is, of course, completely unbelievable on so many levels – from the fact that this mild mannered newspaper journalist should commute to work every day from a remote cottage that would look less out of place in a fairytale, to the fact that a woman who happily boasts that she never takes a holiday would advertise her home on a house-swapping website in the first place – and that’s just for starters herunterladen von gopro.
But once you’ve suspended your disbelief, there’s much warmth and charm to be gained from this film – and while some of the humour – not least Diaz’s attempts at slapstick – which seem uncomfortable at best, Jack Black underplays his role perfectly, to be both the warmest and funniest person in the film – well, the second funniest, but I won’t spoil the surprise of a somewhat unexpected cameo film herunterladen kostenlos deutsch.
Jude Law’s storyline is ever so formulaic – but it’ll tick all the boxes desired by those after a regular rom-com fix.
Ultimately, it’s as charming as it is harmless – a pleasing enough waste of two hours that doesn’t even pretend to try to challenge you mentally convert2mp3 herunterladen kostenlos.
There’s a line delivered by Kate Winslet that seems to me to sum up the film as a whole. Offered a corsage at the beginning of an evening out, she’s told that she doesn’t have to wear it if she thinks it’s corny framework herunterladen. “Sometimes you need a bit of corny in your life.”

opens nationwide 8th December 2006

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