The Holiday (2007) A neurotic Californian (Cameron Diaz) and a lovelorn Brit (Kate Winslet, again unfairly cast as the "plain" one) impulsively swap homes for the holidays. Despite…
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The Holiday (2007)

'HOLIDAY' CHEER Black is the toast of Winslet's blue Christmas in director Meyers' romantic comedy
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'HOLIDAY' CHEER Black is the toast of Winslet's blue Christmas in director Meyers' romantic comedy

Details Release Date: Mar 13, 2007; DVD Release Date: Mar 13, 2007; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Kate Winslet; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

A neurotic Californian (Cameron Diaz) and a lovelorn Brit (Kate Winslet, again unfairly cast as the ''plain'' one) impulsively swap homes for the holidays. Despite being on the mend after fizzled relationships, both overcome heartbreak (and jet lag) in record time. EXTRAS Writer-director Nancy Meyers discusses finding inspiration in classics like Nothing Sacred and Some Like It Hot (she sees shades of Carole Lombard in Diaz's spastic performance); the ladies and costars Jack Black and Jude Law swap compliments in behind-the-scenes interviews. B

Originally posted Mar 07, 2007 Published in issue #925 Mar 16, 2007 Order article reprints