If you don't get it, you aren't watching close enough.
Excellent piece dealing with deeper layers of reality. Funny too.
Not everything needs to be watered down for every audience. The Retriever is completely off on this one.
I love this movie! The book went into a lot of description along the way - but seemed to drag for me. The movie summed up the struggle that each character faces, while making you ache for them to be together. This is my favorite role for Renee Zellweger.
Even by stupid romantic comedy standards, The Holiday is unfathomably bad. There are two parallel stories, which is two stories too many. The first, and marginally better, involves Jude Law and Cameron Diaz. Jude Law is ok - Diaz is awful. She is a charmless, superficial woman and why Jude Law could fall for her is unimaginable. With that story the film attempts to inject some overblown emotion at the last minute and tries to pretend like the audience cared about these characters. We didn't. The second one has Kate Winslet, a very boring subplot with an aging screenwriter, and one of the worst performances of all time by a horrifically miscast Jack Black. The Holiday is boring, it's annoying, it's interminable, and from beginning to end it's absolutely insufferable. Avoid like the plague at all costs.
Detective Sherlock Holmes has been in our memories for centuries, and now he comes to us in this fantastic movie. The film will take you to the ancient times of England. Mystery and fun is the main element. Perfect for everybody with a bit of humor.
Despite suffering from some typical action/mystery movie cliches, Sherlock Holmes proves to be a bit more "sophisticated" than the usual popcorn fare, due to its exquisitely clever dialogue, as well as Robery Downey Jr.'s great performance.
Not for the faint of heart
Reviewed by KLN for Closer at 2008-04-02 17:40:09
This is an intense, very grown-up look at love, infidelity, manipulation, and dysfunctional relationships. No character in this movie is entirely sympathetic but I still found myself drawn into their plights. Clive Owen is amazing and frighteningly intense. And Natalie Portman broke my heart in one scene. Don't go into this movie looking for a happy ending.
It's like watching my strange uncle in real life.
Reviewed by Yipperbore for The Aviator at 2008-03-10 11:09:49
What a waste of time this film was. Not only is the topic boring but the plot/acting/filming/scenes/girl at the concession stands were also painful to endure. It was the film equivelent of a prostate exam without the polite banter.