The Holiday parents guide

The Holiday

Overall C+

Although they live on opposite sides of the globe, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) have had equally disappointing experiences with men. Accidentally finding each other over the Internet on a home exchange site, the two agree to swap residences for the Christmas Holidays. But the change of address also causes a change of heart when the women meet new love interests (played by Jude Law and Jack Black).

Release date December 7, 2006

Violence B+
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use C

Why is The Holiday rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Holiday PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language.

Run Time: 138 minutes

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The Holiday
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Holiday rated PG-13? The Holiday is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content and some strong language.

There is no shortage of comedy and warm moments in this romance. Unfortunately, one storyline revolves around a casual sexual relationship. Although no sexual activity is seen (with the exception of a couple viewed in bed from the waist up, with the woman shown wearing a bra), it is often discussed. Profanities, crude sexual terms, a sexual expletive and a few terms of deity also punctuate the script. Social drinking is frequent, including characters that drink to relieve grief. Violence is limited to a jilted woman punching a man two times.

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The Holiday
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Coarse Language. Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Holiday is directed by and stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Holiday movie is March 13, 2007. Here are some details…

If you take a break from your regular routine to watch The Holiday (releasing on DVD in a widescreen format), you can also take in an audio commentary by Nancy Myers (the film’s director) and a making-of featurette. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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Writer/director Nancy Meyers has also penned scripts for the movies Father of the Bride (1991), Father of the Bride 2 (1995), and the remake of Disney’s The Parent Trap (1998).