Film Review – THE HOLIDAY (2006)

Holiday, The (2006; USA; DeLuxe; 138m) ∗∗∗½  d. Nancy Meyers; w. Nancy Meyers; ph. Dean Cundey; m. Hans Zimmer.  Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell, Miffy Englefield, Emma Pritchard, Sarah Parish, Shannyn Sossamon, Bill Macy, Shelley Berman, Kathryn Hahn, John Krasinski. Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Engaging, if predictable, rom-com with Diaz and Law having a winning chemistry that is somewhat lacking between Winslet and Black. Wallach gives a wonderful turn as an old Hollywood writer who Winslet takes under her wing. [12]