Talk

Advanced search

The Holiday

(78 Posts)
RuggerHug Sun 18-Dec-16 11:19:29

I love my Christmas films. All types. However I have never seen this one as it seemed a bit too saptastic when it came out. One of my friends has been trying to convince me it really is a good Christmasy harmless fun. Is it? I don't want to waste 2 hours of my seasonal viewing on something awful when I could have something amazing on.
Thanks fgrin

moonoverthewater Sun 18-Dec-16 11:21:45

I love this film!!!!

ItchyFoot Sun 18-Dec-16 11:22:58

Aren't all Christmas films saptastic? Except Die Hard

HungryHorace Sun 18-Dec-16 11:29:11

I love this film and I'm not really a chick flick kind of person!

madmother1 Sun 18-Dec-16 11:30:38

I watched it last night. It's lovely and heart warming smile

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Sun 18-Dec-16 11:40:03

Love it. Of course it is saptastic but what Christmas film isn't! Suspend reality and let your inner romantic out!

RuggerHug Sun 18-Dec-16 12:45:48

Well that's my Sunday evening viewing sorted, thank you allfgrin

I thought it was diabolical, personally! Dp likes it (but he is clearly insane).

Trills Sun 18-Dec-16 13:07:14

I love the plot with the elderly neighbour.
(not saying too much more til you've read it)

Kirriemuir Sun 18-Dec-16 14:19:35

I really like it.

throwingpebbles Sun 18-Dec-16 14:27:27

I love it. But then my favourite film genre is cheesy Christmas films...

worldsworstchildren Sun 18-Dec-16 14:32:07

I stayed up later than intended to watch it last night for the hundredth time. It really is a feel-good movie.

littlepinkgiraffe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:29:17

Amazing film! One of my favourite Xmas ones. In fact, I have just seen it mentioned on another thread and decided to watch it tonight!

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Sun 18-Dec-16 16:34:03

The Holiday is truly one of the worst films I've seen in my life. Personally I think everyone involved in it should be ashamed!

EweAreHere Sun 18-Dec-16 16:36:13

I always enjoy it. smile

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 18-Dec-16 16:36:59

Love that film wine

Upanddownroundandround Sun 18-Dec-16 16:39:48

It's a storyline with two plots running at once. One part is a tad annoying but the other part is so lovely it balances it out. I don't like so called chick flicks but I quite like The Holiday overall. Try it.

fartlek Sun 18-Dec-16 16:40:21

Oh my good grief, this film makes me want to scratch out my eyes it is soooooooooo bad. Stereotypes abound, cam Diaz can't act for toffee and I can't believe jude law and Kate Winslet chose to be in this steaming pile of manure.

Aoibhe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:43:12

I really can't stand Cameron Diaz, I find her voice so irritating, but it really is a lovely film. I love the English setting.

Maverickismywingman Sun 18-Dec-16 16:43:40

Noooo. I'm not keen on this at all. Don't think it's very realistic and everyone is just too good to be true

af2000 Sun 18-Dec-16 16:44:31

Totally agree with OliviaBenson and Fartlek Unbelievably shit film, don't waste your life on it!!

bikiniline Sun 18-Dec-16 16:45:41

It's awful. HTH.

PaperdollCartoon Sun 18-Dec-16 16:47:07

I really like it, but I do like crap romcom cheesy films (I like clever films too so it balances out!)

QueenoftheAndals Sun 18-Dec-16 16:53:15

Random factoid about The Holiday was that it was the first time Kate W had appeared in a non-period piece film where she played a Brit!

Trills Sun 18-Dec-16 16:54:23

People who DO like The Holiday - do you have any other recommendations?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now