Tuesday, June 5, 2007
WORTH-IT: The Holiday is a story of two women looking for love in all the wrong places. As a last resort, they desert their entire lives to live halfway across the world, in hopes to forget their heartache, and regrasp their hearts. What begins as an escape though is a reality that good love does exist. They find it in friends, in new routines, and they even find it in new men. Although Diaz exhibits some obnoxious acting personality, the movie's stars, Winslet, Law and Black really carry this film to a higher level. It's witty, honest and heartbreaking. It's relatable, warm and above all, cute. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. A rough start with Diaz shreeking and over-performing was followed up by a wonderful composite of Black's humor, Winslet's grace, and Law's sexy gentleness. It was a girly movie to the nines, so men: probably not your next favorite. Women: you'll love it. You'll cry, you'll laugh and you'll appreciate it's honesty. Winslet, it's great to see your variability. Even in a predictable storyline, your genius shines. She truly takes any character above and beyond it's calling.