Cultural Commentary on the Movie, The Holiday

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Cultural commentary on the film "the Holiday".

The Holiday is a 2006 American romantic comedy film written,produced and directed by Nancy Meyers, it stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the Atlantic ocean, who temporarily exchange homes to escape heartbreak during the Holiday season. (trailer) The film is a bright example of an American and English lifestyle, main characters of the comedy represent typical women of both countries The UsA and UK with their interests, style, hobbys and habbits. (1)Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz)is a middle-aged woman from the heart of the US (Los Angeles) with all attributes of a typical American: in her 30s she looks perfectly - a blond with snow-white smile and slim body. During the whole film Amanda looks chic in her clothes from well-known brands. (2)One more thing that I noticed here and in a great number of films, which is typical to all Americans are sunglasses: what's that?- a fear of sun beams, a way of hiding feelings or just an attempt to follow the fashion - who knows. Despite the cloudy weather, the total absence of the sun Amanda arrives in England in her sunglasses. As the better part of Americans she is a workaholic, and her colleagues are really surprised, when she decides to have a break during the "hot period" Christmas. Everyone has an oddity, and Americans as well. The fact is that all Americans visit psychologists, taking antidepressants and soporifics. During the film the main character took soporifics each time, when she went to bed, what underlined that she was really in stress because of work and private life, Americans are not able to cope with their personal problems themselves, that's why psychologists in the Us have really a good salary. Not only Hollywood films, but statistics as well show us, that American people are highly emotional, the Film "The Hollyday" is not something out of the common run. Go off into hysterics, punch in the head ex boyfriend...
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