The Holiday Synopsis
Two women who have just endured horrid breakups with their lovers swap homes for Christmas.
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Premiere

The Holiday is the type of welcome diversion that only Meyers still seems to specialize -- a romantic comedy where Barbara Stanwyck and...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
This melding of comedic minds is one of the better holiday gifts we've received, cinematically speaking.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's formulaic but with a big heart.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The dialogue has a perky synthetic sheen, and with the exception of Diaz, Meyers brings out the best in her actors.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A harmlessly cheery confection.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Law shines like a sunbeam, warming the film with rakish charm and unexpected emotionalism.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A lark, with pretensions to be more.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In what was clearly designed to be a chick flick, the on-screen chicks work hard at being endearing, while Jude Law, as Amanda's more than...
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The Holiday

By holmon
The Holiday is a witty, romantic, and humorous film about two women that realize you can have it all. It is truly a story of forgetting your past and finding the most exquisite gift of all- love. The...

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Oh wow!

By Bubuu
One of the B.E.S.T romantic comedies I've ever seen! Sooo great people, down-to-earth life meanings, touching moments, unbreakable laughs, tears of love, compassion, & laugh. Just everything in one...

very cute!

By vtausa
Very cute! I'll buy it when it comes out on DVD....

IT WAS GOOD!

By kbaby
If you already got the tickets YOU ARE DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO REGRET ABOUT WATCHING THE MOVIE. If you love comedies, it's definitely for you! My whole family loved it!...

Loved it!

By tatsuhiko
I am a hopeless romantic and loved the premise of the movie. Nancy Meyers definitely knows what women want. The actors definitely had chemistry....

Good date movie...

By FundangoFanatic
Good movie for those in love or wanting to be... Starts off a little slow but once Kate and Cameron trade houses, things get interesting... and Jude Law is at his most endearing...even Jack Black...

The Holiday!!

By bella2000
if u want to see a simple classic movie...then this is the movie to see!!...

Great fun

By Beve83
I thought it was a lovely film. I went to see it with my sisters and we really enjoyed it....

Loved it

By LWA
I fell in love with every single character in this movie. It is so sweet and...it's just really cute. I would defenitly recomend that you go see it, it is one of the best movies i've seen in quite a...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content and some strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Holiday-themed chick flick is OK for teens.
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