Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
The Holiday review
516 Views No comments
3
vote

Captain! It's a beige alert.

Add header image

Choose file... or enter url:
Somehow the poster for this movie gives as much away as the movie itself. There's no real character exploration, the emotions of the actors arn't entirely convincing, and the plot it too obvious to poke fun at. Two lonely hearted women swap houses for the Christmas holiday, wherein they fall in love with the nearest man available.

If this film were a piece of clothing it would be an aron jumper. If it were a food it would be breadsticks, I hope this imagery is making it clear that 'The Holiday' is a bland and distinctly average film. It's not even a bad film, there arn't any particularly cringe worthy moment, nor are there any times where you are particularly moved. Jude Law isn't as irritating as he usually is, Jack Black somehow manages to go the whole film without using the words "Rock on", which I suppose it enough of a reason to give this film at least a 4/10.

The holiday is a mothers film, it is a gift to buy for your mother, that they will watch every Christmas. It is one of those films that you would never actively put on, but would probably watch if it was on already. Not all films are pop culture footnotes or bottom of the barrel disgraces, if you're in the mood for something comfortable, easy to watch and in no way confronting, pull out your aron jumper, open up some breadsticks and watch 'The Holiday'.

5/10
Avatar
Added by GemLil
8 years ago on 19 December 2008 17:31



Comments

Posted: 8 years, 10 months ago at Dec 19 17:48
Rock on, sister! (sorry, had to)

bland, average, comfortable. thats perfect way to describe this rom-com. I'd also like to add 'completely forgettable'. I've seen it months ago, and dont recall if i loved it or hated. in fact, all i remember is that i've seen it. And it had something to do with xmas house swap. yipee.
Posted: 8 years, 10 months ago at Dec 20 2:07
Roughly a day ago I was arguing with two female companions about this movie. They were saying how "charming" and "romantic" and "sweet" it is. Glad to see there's one female in the world who didn't enjoy this bland, extremely lengthy 120-minute trite.

I agree with you on this one mate - it isn't anything special, but it doesn't suck either.

Post comment


Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block