Monday, December 23, 2013

Movie Monday: The Holiday



So I'm scraping this in with a whopping seven minutes to spare of Monday, because the first of the family Christmas celebrations was this evening, and also I totally forgot to publish it earlier. WHOOPS. My go-to Christmas movie is obviously Love Actually, but as that was one of the very first things I covered for Movie Monday, I had to go to my second favourite. I love this movie, even though it's ridiculously cheesy and completely predictable.

Reasons why The Holiday is awesome:
1. Kate Winslet. She's flawless.
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2. Ridiculous fake movie trailers.
3. Cameron Diaz
4. Solo shopping trips.
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5. Jack Black.
6. Entire walls of DVDs. WANT.
7. Jude Law.
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8. The music.
9. Eli Wallach.


10. Meet cutes.

11. Dustin Hoffman's cameo.
12. Solo dance parties.



13. John Krasinski and Kathryn Hahn, albeit for two seconds.
14. Attempting-to-cry montages.
15. Singing in the video store.
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16. Fabulous tent of fabulousness.
17. Iris helping Arthur to improve his walking. Adorable.
18. Arthur walking in to a full theatre when he expected ten people to be there. ALL THE FEELS.
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19. New Year's Eve adorableness.
20. The two houses.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "Would you mind if I sat? I feel like I might bump into you..."
- "I can't believe that you have had sex with the woman staying in my house!" "He told you that?" "Oh, my God!" "Oh, my God!" "Oh, my God! I thought I was talking to Graham! Can you just hold, please? I'm terribly sorry."
- "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to kiss you twice. And then linger on the second kiss..."
- "I'm looking for corny in my life." "That's a nice line."
- "I'm thinking we should have sex. If you want." ".......Is that a trick question?"
- "You're supposed to be the leading lady in your own life for God's sake!"
- "What exactly has gotten into you?" "I don't know, but I think what I've got is something slightly resembling... GUMPTION!"
- "I sew, and I have a cow. How's that for hard to relate to?"
- "Hello. My name is Mr. Napkinhead."
- "Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend."
- "I'm a major weeper."
- "Accidental boob graze."
- "Hate my horrible life!"
- "I'm having a Hanukkah party!" "Did you join a Temple since I last saw you?"
- "You look like my Barbie!"

Have a fabulous Christmas, you fabulous people. Catch you on the flip side!

K xx

PS. What's your favourite Christmas movie?

4 comments:

  1. I wholeheartedly adore this movie. It's so made of win!

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  2. Love this movie! My favorite line is "I'm Amanda - loner, loser, and complicated wreck." :)

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  3. I love this movie probably more than I should. Jack Black and Kate Winslet are the cutest of cute, and I love it because you totally don't expect it.

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  4. I secretly like this movie...but mostly I love Cameron Diaz's sweater from the dance seen. I need to get my paws on that sweater or at least the pattern to that sweater.

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