The Holiday
The Holiday (2006)

Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet)… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Holiday, while sweet and somewhat touching, lacks any surprises and eventually overstays its welcome.

Anna Smith
Time Out

A leisurely feelgood rom-com.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

...The story goes on at untoward length.

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Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix

A reminder to all producers: alluding to iconic romantic comedies in a bid for legitimacy can be a dangerous game, even when you have appealing stars.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

There's nothing authentic or personal about The Holiday -- it's as chilling as heart-warmers get.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

...The surprises would be surprises only if this is, like, your fourth movie ever.

Fernando F. Croce

Patronizing antimatter

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Dana Stevens

The characters pace and putter around in the story like animals building their nests, and by the time they finally settle down with their mates, we have a grudging affection for them.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

Like her near namesake, Meyers has quite a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.

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Cole Smithey

Dialogue hits the floor like frozen eggnog in writer/director Nancy Meyers' protracted exercise in cliché-mining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
A slight different take on how 2 (heart) broke girls try to cope with the situation. Nevertheless, it's a below average romantic drama (not comedy).
Candy Rose
Two women are fed up with the men in their lives. They decide to swap homes and lives for the Christmas holidays. Cameron moves to London and Kate moves to Los… More
Nicki Marie
As chick flicks go, it's not bad. The leading men are all pretty ugh, so it's nothing to leave you drooling over, but I liked Kate Winslet's… More
Alex roy
Wow, simply wow. This film was bad. Getting my wisdom teeth extracted was enjoyable than this (and I had five yanked out). The Holiday is a total mess of a… More
Adam Kelly
Despite initial reservations about any romantic comedy, especially one comprising Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, I was pleasantly and gladly surprised by this… More
Bethany Murphy
A great feel good Christmas film!