Owen Gleiberman
December 31, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Holiday

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
135 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/08/06
performer
Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Ed Burns, Eli Wallach
director
Nancy Meyers
distributor
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author
Nancy Meyers
genre
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B-

A cookie-cutter chick flick, with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as neurotic singletons who swap homes over Christmas. It’s a self-consciously ”old-fashioned” premise, with too much sub-Bridget Jones dithering, but Nancy Meyers’ dialogue has a perky synthetic sheen.

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