The Holiday

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The Holiday ★★½ 2006 (PG-13)

Chick romance lite. LA careerist Amanda (Diaz) has just discovered her boyfriend (Burns) cheating; London journalist Iris (Winslet) loves Jasper (Sewell), who's just announced his engagement. Naturally, Christmas joy is the furthest thing from their minds, until, thanks to an Internet site, the two women decide to swaps digs for the holidays. Iris gets Beverly Hills luxury and Amanda gets cozy, snowy English countryside cottage. At least the cottage is soon adorned with Iris's oh-so-attractive brother Graham (Law). Back in LA, Iris is stuck with goofy romancer Miles (Black). Well, three out of four attractive, charming characters is pretty good and Black is at least low-key (although that crazy gleam in his eye should give Iris pause). Happy holidays to all. 135m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Bill Macy, Shelley Berman, Kathryn Hahn, John Krasinski; D: Nancy Meyers; W: Nancy Meyers; C: Dean Cundey; M: Hans Zimmer.

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