Amanda and Iris (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet) agree to change homes over Christmas; in Surrey, England Amanda runs into the charming Graham (Jude Law), and in L.A. Iris socializes with the Hollywood community. Nancy Meyers’s romantic comedies are usually overlong and feature at least one out-of-place slapstick scene… but she knows how to make them warm and romantic in an irresistible Hollywood way. The two female stars are radiant and overcome the flaws of this simple script. Meyers focuses a lot on aging in Hollywood, which is interesting, but a topic that might have needed its own movie.
2006-U.S. 135 min. Color. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. Cast: Cameron Diaz (Amanda Woods), Kate Winslet (Iris Simpkins), Jude Law (Graham Simpkins), Jack Black (Miles), Eli Wallach, Edward Burns… Rufus Sewell, John Krasinski. Cameos: Dustin Hoffman, James Franco, Lindsay Lohan.