The Holiday

Starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Released In 2006

Amanda: Are you D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D?

Graham: No W-I-D-O-W-E-R.

Amanda: I'm leaving in nine days and that makes this complicated.

Graham: Ok

[they then passionately kiss]

Amanda: I'm not going to fall in love with you, I promise.

Graham: Okay. Nicely put. Thank you.

Amanda: No, it's just that I know myself. I'm not sure I even fall in love. Not like the way other people do. How's that for something to admit?

Graham: Well, like I said, Most Interesting Girl Award.

Amanda: I'm gonna try to see that as a compliment.

Graham: You should. Absolutely.

Amanda: I need some peace and quiet... or whatever it is people go away for.

Amanda: I need to get out of town. You know, I think I need some peace and quiet... or whatever it is people go away for. You know what I really want to do? I want to eat carbs without wanting to kill myself. You know, I want to read a book! Not just a magazine, an actual book. For years I read this reviews, I buy the books but I never read them. Did you read that article in the New York Times last Sunday? Severe stress makes women age prematurely because stress causes the DNA in our cells to shrink until they can no longer replicate. So when we're stressed we look haggard. This is just women not men.

Ben: Sorry.

Amanda: And remember when they used to say that single women over the age of 35 were more likely to get killed by a terrorist than to get married? Okay, that was horrible but now our generation is also not getting married and, bonus!, real terrorists actually became part of our lives. So the stress of it all shows up on our faces making us look haggard!

Amanda: Okay, let's say we just make this happen. We each commit to flying back and forth as much as we can.

Graham: Yes! It's doable, definitely.

Amanda: And then let's say in 6 months we hit a wall. Like I can't constantly be away from work or the girls can't deal with you leaving so often. Then we start to feel the tension, we know this isn't going to work, so we start fighting because we don't know what else to do. And after a long, tearful- at your end...

Graham: I like it

[sarcastically]

Graham: .

Amanda: -phone call we say goodbye. And that'll be it, for real. It's not like we're ever going to bump into each other. And then what's left? Two miserable people feeling totally mashed up it hurts. Or...

Graham: Thank you.

Amanda: Or maybe we should just realize that what we've had these past few weeks has been perfect. And maybe it won't get any better than this. And maybe we're trying to figure this thing out because it makes us feel so good to feel this way, and maybe the fact that I'm leaving in 8 hours makes this far more exciting than it might actually be.

Graham: You're seriously the most depressing girl I have ever met.

Amanda: Sex makes everything more complicated. Even not having it, because the not having it... makes it complicated.

Graham: That's why it's better to have it... some say.

Amanda: So now I'm just gonna kiss you for the millionth time and say 'Be seeing you'.

[they kiss each other gently]

Amanda: Be seeing you.

Amanda: [after finding out they didn't have sex] We didn't? Why not?

Graham: Call me old fashioned, but I don't believe it to be appropriate to have sex with a woman who is unconcious.

Amanda: Who cut out all of those beautiful stars?

Sophie: We did.

Olivia: The three musketeers.