The Holiday: Film #113 of Film 365

Friday 30th December 2011

Director: Nancy Meyers
Year: 2006
Stars: Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz

I've seen this before. Back in January 2010, in fact. When I first saw it, I thought it was a pretty standard romantic comedy - as my initial review states. I even started off thinking I wasn't going to enjoy it. Well, things have changed. I've seen bits of it a couple of times since then, and every time I do I end up watching more of it than I mean to. So, when I saw it was on TV again I gave in and decided I was just going to commit to actually watching the whole thing again.

And I'm glad I did. The Holiday has grown on me a lot over the past couple of years, and I'll happily watch it as one of my "Christmas movies" now. I realise I'm probably one of the few people in the world who has grown to love this movie, but I do. And I'm not sorry.

Rating: 4 out of 5

PS Jude Law being in it still helps.

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