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The Holiday viewers spot bizarre plot hole at the end of film

The Holiday viewers spot bizarre plot hole at the end of film

Something doesn't add up...

A Christmas romcom wouldn't become a favourite if it didn't have a few plot holes for fans to obsess over.

As the festive season is in full swing and the romantic, even only remotely Christmas-adjacent movies are being re-watched on the sofa with a hot drink, and viewers have been picking apart one of the most beloved of recent years.

The Holiday, aka the star-studded house swap movie of dreams, has been analysed in a funny X thread - with an attentive viewer pointing out a few things that just don't add up.

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the 2006 film stars Kate Winslet as Iris and Cameron Diaz as Amanda - two women from different lives and countries who swap homes for the holidays to get a breather from their relationship issues. With Iris chilling in a spacious mansion in LA and Amanda adjusting to the quaint cottage life outside of London, the two protagonists end up finding more than they bargained for when two men, Amanda's colleague Miles (Jack Black) and Iris's widowed brother Graham (Jude Law), fall into their laps.

And the rest is history.

Cameron Diaz and Jude Law in The Holiday

Though admitting that she loves 'festive silly romcoms', one eagle-eyed fan, Natasha Hodgson, seemingly had an issue with Law's character.

A father of two, Graham tells Amanda that he's looking after his daughters on New Year's in the film's final scenes - but who else would have them?

"I am watching The Holiday and am I going mad, at the end of the movie jude law says 'I have the girls on New Year's Eve' - sorry their mother is dead, who else would have them jude," she wrote.

And as it turns out, she also had a problem with Black's character Miles, who, according to Natasha, seems a little self-centred to be Iris's perfect partner.

She also had a problem with Jack Black's character Miles.

"Also I cannot, try as I might, get over the cringing void where the chemistry between Kate Winslet and Jack Black is supposed to be," she continued.

"This man is hell, stop telling her what films to watch, stop scatting at the shops, ask her a question you pig!!!"

Natasha then provided a couple of tweaks to the script to make The Holiday even better - including bringing back Miles's ex-girlfriend Maggie (Shannyn Sossamon) for a queer romance with Iris.

Natasha proposed a gay romance between Maggie and Iris.

Ending her tweet thread by saying she'll be watching the film 'ten times more', she concluded: "This movie should just be nice Kate Winslet having a well deserved rest and maybe making out with jack black’s hot girlfriend, occasionally we cut to Cameron and Jude kissing, merry Xmas."

How much as we love The Holiday just the way it is, we'd definitely watch this version too.

And others also pointed out some discrepancies - like why did Iris 'not inform Amanda she will be responsible for a dog?'

While another said: "Why can’t the taxi take her all the way to the cottage but she can drive Iris’ car from the cottage which is clearly stood close to a normal road?"

Perhaps some things are best left unanswered.

Featured Image Credit: Universal

Topics: TV and Film, Christmas