In Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday", a romantic comedy from the director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want, two women trade homes only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
Iris (Kate Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6,000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham (Jude Law), and Iris, with inspiration from legendary screenwriter Arthur (Eli Wallach), mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles (Jack Black).
"I have found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said, 'Journeys end in lovers meeting'. What an extraordinary thought." - Iris (Kate Winslet)
The Holiday opened in Australia on Boxing Day 2006.
One of our own HomeLink Australia members enjoyed an amazing coincidence - just like in the movies - involving a chance meeting when they went to see 'The Holiday'!! Read about it in our Newsflash.
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