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Love, Haley: The Holiday

Haley W
In this series of Love, Haley, senior Haley ward reviews a rom com each day leading up to Valentine’s day. For day one, she reviews a classic rom com: When Harry Met Sally.

The best rom coms are the ones that make you laugh, cry, and feel head over heels for the character’s love, and The Holiday (2006) did just that.

The movie stars Cameron Diaz as Amanda and Kate Winslet as Iris, two women living across the world from each other dealing with failed relationships. They decide to switch houses for two weeks to get away from their current dreadful lives. After arriving in their new towns, they both end up meeting new prospects, Jude Law as Graham and Jack Black as Miles. 

There were so many beautiful relationships in this movie such as the bond between Iris and Arthur, the sweet elderly man next door, who gave Iris wisdom in her relationships. There is another special relationship that Graham has in his life (I am trying to be vague not to spoil it), and it really made me love him even more.

The romance between Cameron Diaz and Jude Law was my favorite. I think they matched each other so well, and their love seemed believable which some rom com’s don’t achieve. Multiple parts of their story made me cry, which just really affirms the fact that this movie touched me.

It is hard to pick just one favorite quote from this movie, but I am just going with the one that stuck out to me right away. Arthur says, “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’re behaving like the best friend.” Iris was not confident in herself, and she did not believe that the right guy out there would choose her back. Arthur phrases this in a way that highlights his knowledge on writing movies, and gives insightful advice that she needs to start acting like the main character she is.

While this rom com could be labeled as a Christmas movie, I think it is pretty versatile all year round. I rate this movie a five out of five hearts forsure. This is one of my favorite rom coms that I have seen in a while! Definitely add this to the top of your lists, whether Christmas time or not.

Love, Haley

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Haley Ward, Editor-in-Chief
Haley Ward is a senior and in her third year with Wingspan. On campus, she serves as Student Council President, she is on the Varsity cheer team, and she is a member of National Honor Society. She loves spending time with her friends at Younglife, shopping with her mom, and spending time with her family and dog. She aims to be like the journalists from her top movies, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Devil Wears Prada! Haley is so excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs this year, and she can’t wait for everything her senior year will bring! Contact Haley:

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