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Year: 2006
USA: Sony Pictures Releasing
UK DVD: Universal Pictures (UK)
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach, Edward Burns, Rufus Sewell, Miffy Englefield, Emma Pritchard, Sarah Parish, Shannyn Sossamon, Bill Macy, Shelley Berman, Kathryn Hahn, John Krasinski, Alex O'Loughlin, Odette Yustman, Bundle Williams, Suzanne Dizon, Terry Diab, Kenneth Danziger, Hope Riley, Gilbert Esquivel, Steven Bruns, Nikki Novak, Judith Drake, Pamela Dunlap, Hal Douglas, Jay Simpson, Siobhan Pestano, Charles Dinsdale, Sarah Flind, Darline Ann Harris, Marcell Brown, Marina Morgan, Lynden Edwards, Lydia Blanco, Jon Prescott, Patrick Cavanaugh, Justin Collins
Director: Nancy Meyers
Country: USA
USA & UK: 136 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and some strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains strong language and moderate sex references
UK DVD Certificate: 12 contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 8 December 2006
UK Release Date: 8 December 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 2 April 2007

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Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz), the owner of a prospering advertising firm that creates movie trailers, lives in Southern California. Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet) writes the popular wedding column for London's Daily Telegraph and resides in a charming cottage in the English countryside.

Though Iris and Amanda live 6,000 miles apart, they are in exactly the same place: Just before Christmas, Iris and Amanda decide to take a needed break from the men in their lives (played by Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell) - and neither is much in the mood for a nostalgic chorus of Auld Lang Syne.

Amanda, wanting to get out of town for the holidays, stumbles onto an internet site that specializes in home exchanges, and finds Iris' English cottage to be the perfect antidote to her troubles. On impulse, Amanda and Iris agree to crisscross continents and move into each other's homes for two weeks.

Iris lands in Los Angeles on a spectacularly clear day warmed by the gusts of the seasonal Santa Ana winds. Not long after she arrives at Amanda's Brentwood home, she is befriended by Arthur (Eli Wallach), a noted screenwriter from Hollywood's Golden Era, and Miles (Jack Black), a film composer who works with Amanda's ex-boyfriend.

In England, where it is anything but balmy, Amanda is just settling into the cozy solitude of the snow-covered Rose Hill Cottage, when Iris' handsome brother Graham (Jude Law) comes knocking at the cottage door.

In an unexpected turn of events, both women discover that the best trips are the ones where you leave your baggage behind.

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