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The Holiday

Tom's recommended Film of the Week

The Holiday

Seldom does my wife watch a movie with me, our tastes differ so dramatically, but we both had The Holiday on our to watch list. This past weekend some time opened up and we were able to view this Nancy Meyers film, featuring some pleasantly subtle acting from Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell and Eli Wallach.

The Holiday is not cho-o-block full of plot twists, thought you may be surprised by a few plot diversions, but it is a warm and cozy, well acted and nicely amusing romantic comedy. Nancy Meyers tends to ride that fine line between chick flick and broader audience appeal, but it is a combination of her witty writing and her ability to draw in a fine cast that normally pushes her over to that wider audience.

So when you are looking for a crossover movie to share with someone special, perhaps on valentines day, relax and give The Holiday a try.