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The Holiday

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So, I used to love this movie when I was a teenager. It’s double the romance, double the story and its Christmas; what could be better? Watching it now, it’s dropped down a few pegs on my awesome scale. The story is a bit corny and the dialogue a little too scripted. It also doesn’t completely match the characters to the actors. With that being said, it’s a cute movie. It has great actors and actresses (Jack Black, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz) and the story, itself, is fun and interesting.

Iris is a journalist who has spent the last three years in an one-sided relationship; Amanda is a L.A. movie big wig who’s boyfriend just cheated on her. The two women discover one another on a sort of AirBnB site and decide to switch homes. Iris travels to the states and Amanda travels to England near Surrey. The two aim to get away from their pain and men, but instead discover new beginnings that may lead them to a spark of new love.

It sounds like a Hallmark movie, but it’s very well done. The movie has a lot of side plots and character development that really helps it stand out. It’s helpful when you have an all-star cast that can make any role seem amazing. The two stories of Iris and Amanda also really help keep the story interesting.

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Last Holiday

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The Last Holiday is one of those movies that really has the potential to inspire people and I love those sorts of movie. At the very least, it’s a feel-good Christmas movie with a fun plot and great characters. This film has some of the best characters and a well-rounded story that really makes it a movie to last the ages as a classic holiday film. The comedy in it (while occasionally a little more out there then I like, but I like subtle humor the best) is well-placed and varied. And, well, honestly, you can’t go wrong with Queen Latifah.

The movie itself is about Georgia, a sales associate at a mall, whose lived her life with her head down, completely inhibited. Her book of possibilities gathers dust in a drawer in her kitchen. After a visit to the hospital Georgia is suddenly faced with a frightening diagnosis: a rare tumor of the brain. She only has three weeks left to live. Faced with her demise she decides to live her life to the fullest before the end.