Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's got GUMPTION!

The Holiday. Can we discuss how much I absolutely adore this movie? Like it's borderline obsession how much I like it. Last year I mentioned it as one of my up and coming Christmastime favorites (check out my whole list of holiday time movies) and this year, this year I just can't stop thinking about it.

And let's be real, I can't stop watching it either. Last night I put it on again. Second time in about a week or so? Yeah I'm a fan.

And why am I such a fan? Well let's break it down shall we:
  • Kate Winslet, I adore her like woah. And I love the spazzy adorable ways of her character, Iris.


  • Graham's daughters in the movie really makes me want to have kids with accents, because seriously, precious!! And Mr. Napkinhead? Can every dad be that cute? And their tent? That whole scene, I sort of melt a little inside every time.
  • Amanda and Graham. So silly and proper and spazzy and yes, they are just cute.
  • Arthur. A lovable, hilarious old man, yes please.
  • The score. I have never been more inspired and more uplifted by a freaking movie score. It's just so pleasant and fun and I need to own it stat. Don't believe me? Listen!
  • Although I don't really relate to Amanda as much, I want her job! Cutting movie trailers! And her movie collection? I nearly die every time I see that wall o movies, because I sort of need it in my life.
  • Miles and Iris. Although not so much of a spark for me, they're still so cute and fun and they make fettucini and sing silly things and swoon to them.

So basically I have a huge crush on this movie and I totally get it if you don't feel the same way or if you haven't seen it, but it's just one of those things I can't really describe (well sort of since I did just share a ton of reasons why I love it, haha).


Any other holiday movies I should add to my list or develop an obsession for, haha?




happy thursday!

29 comments:

Amanda said...

Equal obsessive love for this movie. Just watched it last weekend. I tend to love any movie with a character with my name (ha!), but this is just such a good one! I actually remember in college we went and saw it in theaters. It was like 200 girls in the theater and there was some problem with the film and they had to stop it and you'd have thought something horrible had happened to a puppy, for how upset everybody was to lose sight of Jude Law's face :)

AmberLaShell said...

I wouldn't say that i am obsessed with this movie, but i do really like it, and i want to live in amanda's house period,,,

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Savvy said...

I totally get it. I love it. I love everything about it. I love the English cottage, I love the sense of Old Hollywood that Arthur's character brings, I love Jack Black (in general, I'm probably the only girl aside from his wife who crushes him), I love Cameron's hair, I love Iris' broken heart (because what girl hasn't felt like that at least once??), I love the remote control shades over the windows in Amanda's bedroom...yup, I'm as bad as you are. :) You aren't alone!

Veronica said...

Everything. I love everything! It is a must see at Christmas around here for sure!

Nora said...

That's it, I'm watching this movie tonight. I freakin' love it. It's just so great all around! How could someone not love it!? The music makes me super happy too... just in love with the whole thing.

Daniela said...

I absolutely looooove this movie. This one and - of course - Love acutally...

Julie Q said...

Alright, i will watch it next time I see it on TBS or TNT! I think I've only seen the first 20 minutes of it- when that hottie ed burns made an appearance

amanda said...

ah! i love this movie, too. and you gave great reasons! it makes me soooo happy.

um, i'm like this with love actually around this time. as well as little women.

blue roses said...

Haha! I love how you love this movie so much! I like it too. One classic you should add to your Christmas list: Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Not the newly made one) Yes, it is a cartoon, but it will leave you with the Christmas spirit fluttering out of your heart! It's so cute, and just so great.

Monica said...

I have a housemate who shares your obsession for this movie... Oh, who am I kidding. I love it too!

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Sarah Katie said...

i do like this movie. i think that i enjoy miles and iris the most. there story line, with the whole old hollywood drama makes my heart melt.

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Dani'sfadingmargins said...

I'm so with you!! My favorite parts are when Jack asks if Kate will go out with him, she says yes, and they both are like, "Yes!"

Also the song at the end. Is it not perfectly perfect? Makes me feel great every time.

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candy apples said...

I LOVE this movie too!!! I love playing it when I go to sleep, it gives me happy dreams haha. Although I'm a bit upset Jude Law hasn't popped up in my dream yet... he's GORGEOUS♥ haha

xoxo
Ai

Miss Mary said...

Great movie! I saw it on Christmas day the year it came out. I love when Amanda dances around to The Killers song. :)

splink said...

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Because I just did!

Pamela Lewis Alexander said...

It's funny, I thought I was the only one! I put in this movie when I'm cleaning house or doing laundry, just because I like it playing in the background.

Sarah-Wife, Mother, Friend, Writer said...

I'm also TOTALLY obsessed with this movie! At the first mention of snow here in WI, I pop in this movie (while in my pajamas, with hot cocoa in my hands, snuggled under a blanket) and fall in love all over again. LOVE it!

elizabeth said...

LOVE this movie!

bjkeane1 said...

This was my first night in the blogging world, posted my first blog, then decided to try and find some other blogs to make this whole thing worthwhile...your blog came up first so I clicked it and have to say THANKS! I am excited now because I too LOOOOVE this movie. I didn't really know what it was but I've watched it countless times and never get sick of it and you summed it up SO WELL! :-D

"Loner, Loser Complicated wreck"- for some reason I ALWAYS have to say that line, just that one line, out aloud EVERY time I watch it! Why!? Beats me but I do

Olivia Olsen's rendition of 'all I want for Christmas' is my favourite carol :-)

I think I've said enough now..can you tell I'm excited haha...apologies.

SWAPNIL VERMA said...

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Yakeisha said...

Absolutely love this movie. I never miss a chance to see it.

Lily said...

Aww...I'm a huge fan of that movie as well. But I'm so sad I can't watch it yet. I just moved to England with my husband and 2 kids and our stuff has not been delivered. They're going to unload the 20th, and believe me, it will be the FIRST movie I pull out to watch!

carmar76 said...

I *heart* this movie, and Love Actually for Christmas!! Yet I don't own either of them. Time to get shopping, I think! : )
Happy Almost Christmas!

Princess said...

I am so glad that someone else loves this movie as much as I do! This is a movie that I watch probably 2 times a month...and not just around the holidays. Everything about this movies just makes my day:)
I highly recommend it to anyone who is into "chick" movies..it's the best!

objustice said...

Love the movie...congrats on the blog of note, that's how I found you :-)

Tara said...

Awesome awesome film. I'll have to buy a new disc if I watch it any more!

Congrats on the blog of note x

brookem said...

oh i love this movie too. how about them all dancing at the end on new years??! ahh, sigh.

janicejavier said...

i watch this movie all the time! even when it's not the holidays :p

glad i'm in good company!