The Holiday (2006)
The fairytale cottage that inspired this film went on sale in England this week, just at the same moment that cinemas, including The Stella, in Rathmines, began reshowing it. You, perhaps, couldn’t call it a Christmas classic, so much as one of those Christmas moments when you open your present expecting something cool and it turns out to be scented candles or socks, again. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet play American women fleeing the fallout of broken relationships, but hopping across the pond inevitably leads both of them to unexpected romance. Diaz and Jude Law make a fairly engaging couple, while Winslet and Jack Black remain an awkward pairing throughout. But the film’s truly funny moments are as thinly scattered as the English snow.