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The Holiday () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more. Amanda is worried that the relationship will become "complicated," and tries to keep Graham . The Holiday () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more (Kate Winslet) both find themselves at the end of failed relationships just before Christmas. the holiday, trivia, facts, things you didn't know about the holiday, movie, film, kate winslet, cameron diaz, jack black, things, jude law.
Once ensconced in their new environments, they meet their dreamboats who come, most conveniently, with careers that match their own. Book editor Graham Jude Law shows up drunk on the snowy cottage porch, expecting to be put up by his sister Irisbut appears plenty happy to have sex with lonely, angry, and perfectly witty Amanda instead. Listening to her go on about what's wrong with her life and also how she might as well take advantage of a chance to have sex with this "insanely good-looking" stranger who has appeared before her, Graham leans back into the sofa, eyes atwinkle, and observes, "You are quickly becoming one of the most interesting girls I ever met.
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You're already better than you think. At this point the film cuts back to L. Unlike Amanda, who has been feeling put out by the smallness of the cottage and the difficulty of driving on the "wrong side of the road," Iris is immediately charmed by L. True, it is rather bright that's what the remote-controlled window shades are forbut she's quite thrilled by Amanda's massive DVD collection that includes Gigli, as well as her exquisitely appointed home.
Finding Arthur is another sign of her good fortune: When she wonders whether he's "not busy" that evening, he crinkles appealingly: Unfortunately, Iris must meet her age-appropriate new partner, namely, movie music composer Miles Jack Black.
He's grappling with his own relationship troubles, in the form of a gorgeous young actress he introduces as "My Maggie" Shannyn Sossamonthough he seems instantly attracted to Iris as well. While obviously enjoying each other's company, Amanda is worried that the relationship will become "complicated," and tries to keep Graham at arm's length.
Meanwhile, Iris is enjoying the stay at Amanda's house. Later, she finds an old man, Arthur Abbott Eli Wallach standing lost at the corner, and she escorts him home. She learns that he was a script writer during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The two become fast friends. Arthur notes that Iris' behavior toward Jasper does not match her strong personality, and he suggests movies for her to watch that include strong female characters, in hopes that she can acquire what he calls "gumption.
He looks extremely nervous at the door, Amanda asks Graham whether he is alone, and he says he isn't. Before she can turn away, Olivia and Sophie come to the door, revealing that they are Graham's young daughters.
Amanda is shocked and asks Graham in a whisper if he is married. He says no, because his wife died two years ago. Amanda asks him why he did not reveal the existence of his daughters to her during their sharing at lunch. Graham explains that he doesn't usually tell women about them because he doesn't know how to date and be a dad. Amanda fits in beautifully, making Graham reconsider his decision to keep their relationship strictly casual.
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Iris finds out that the Screenwriters' Guild wants to throw a grand celebration in Arthur's honor, but he is reluctant to go for several reasons, chief among them being that he cannot walk without the assistance of his walker, and does not want to embarrass himself. Iris encourages him to go because it's a real honor, and promises to help him prepare to attend the award function with her.
She undertakes an exercise program with him, determined to help him walk without his walker. During these days Jasper contacts her several times to get her to help with the book he is writing. She agrees to look over his pages, but ends up being so busy that she doesn't have time. Iris and Miles have slowly become friends, and one night go to the video store to rent some movies that Arthur had recommended.
Miles sings his favorite songs from movies while he is holding the DVDs in his hand.
He holds up a copy of 'The Graduate' and goes, "Uh oh It's a kind of bluescreen acting. Black had more of a relationship with King Kong.
And Black just does not work as a romantic lead: When he smiles in what is clearly supposed to be a winning way, it just looks creepy, or as if he is having some sort of intestinal spasm. But for real creepiness, for real oh-my-God-I-think-he-might-be-a-serial-killer creepiness, Jude Law's character wins hands down.
When he shows up at Cameron's house-swap cottage, tipsy and needing somewhere to go to the loo and stay the night, my blood ran cold. Something about his cuddly overcoat, lovable scarf and Brit specs, made me think I was watching a remake of 10 Rillington Place.
It seemed like Graham was going to wind up keeping Amanda in various sections of the freezer. Nothing quite so deplorable occurs, yet this is how he playfully rebukes Amanda, after some fairly sober talk about relationships and such: But she never betrays, with word or deed, any emotion other than awestruck gratitude for all this.
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Cameron and Jude are supposed to be the beautiful ones; Kate and Jack clearly less so. And yet it is Winslet, by persistently looking like a real human being, and maintaining an air of cheerful good humour, who weirdly emerges from this train-wreck of a film with her class intact.
Like everyone else, she never gets any decent lines or convincing characterisation, and yet she somehow always looks at ease, unlike the unrelaxed other three.