The Holiday (2006)
The Holiday is a classic feelgood tale of heartbreak and romance complete with snowy backdrops and twinkling Christmas lights. It stars no less than Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black. It’s a tale of two women, two houses and two love interests.
In London, Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) receives the devasting news that her college and subject of her unrequited love, Jasper (Rufus Sewell), is engaged.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the successful Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) has just broken up with her unfaithful boyfriend Ethan and wants to get away from it all. Through a house exchange website, Amanda impulsively swaps her mansion for Iris’ cottage in Surrey for the holidays… and so the holiday capers ensue!
“In a neo-screwball world of dizzy dames and heartbreakers, love is a drug, an escape, an ordeal and a ready excuse for a lot of chatter”