How well do you remember The Holiday?

By: J.P. Naomi
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
How well do you remember The Holiday?
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About This Quiz

Two women. Two bad relationships. It's time for a vacation! Travel across the pond with both women and remember all of your favorite scenes from this charming and heartwarming rom-com!
In which year was the premiere of "The Holiday"?
1998
2000
2006
"The Holiday" was released on December 8, 2006. It brought in more than $250 million at the box office!
2010

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"The Holiday" is the story about two women who exchange what, in order to get away from their bad relationships during the holidays?
Phone calls
Homes
"The Holiday" was directed and written by Nancy Meyers. Meyers also produced the film alongside Bruce A. Block.
Cars
Jobs

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Iris Simpkins is a columnist for "The Daily Telegraph" in what major city?
Paris
Edinburgh
London
"The Holiday" was filmed in 14 different locations. True to the film's story, there was filming in both California and the United Kingdom.
Cape Town

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Which famous actress plays the role of Iris Simpkins of London?
Cameron Diaz
Kate Winslet
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born on October 5, 1975, in Berkshire, England. She became well known around the world following her leading role in "Titanic" in 1997.
Jennifer Garner
Angelina Jolie

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Iris is in love with _______ Bloom, who she works with at the paper.
Richard
Peter
Jasper
She has been in love with him for more than three years. However, Jasper is not the most loyal person and has been leading her down the wrong path.
Eddie

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Jasper Bloom is portrayed by which actor?
Rufus Sewell
Rufus Frederik Sewell was born on October 29, 1967, in Twickenham, England. He has appeared in many films, including "Hamlet," "A Knight's Tale," "The Illusionist" and "Dark City."
Jude Law
Jack Black
Eli Wallach

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Iris decides to do a home-exchange with a woman named ______ Woods.
Stephanie
Elle
Jennifer
Amanda
Amanda Woods also needs to escape her relationship woes. She recently found out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her.

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Which famous actress plays the role of Amanda Woods?
Jessica Alba
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz had several breakout roles in the '90s, including "The Mask," "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "There's Something About Mary." She began her career as a model at the age of 16.
Julia Roberts
Jenifer Lopez

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Amanda Woods owns a company that makes what?
DVDs
Popcorn
Movie trailers
On several occasions throughout the film, a male voice-over comes on and narrates part of Amanda's story. She gets frustrated because she can never seem to escape her work.
Jewelry

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Where does Iris learn that Jasper is actually engaged to be married?
At their company Christmas party
She is utterly devastated because she always thought he was in love with her. Turns out he was just playing her this whole time,
In the newspaper
On Facebook
From a coworker

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What is the name of the English village where Iris lives?
Windsor
Reading
Guilford
Surrey
Surrey is located in the southeast region of England. It is a quaint county, in contrast with the bustling world of Los Angeles.

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What is the name of Amanda's boyfriend?
Ethan
Ethan Ebbers has been cheating on Amanda with his 24-year-old secretary. Amanda throws him out of her house and screams at him like a raging baby!
Jack
Miles
Arthur

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Which famous actor plays the role of Amanda's cheating boyfriend, Ethan Ebbers?
Jude Law
Edward Burns
Edward Burns was born on January 28, 1968. He has been acting since 1995 and has appeared in films such as "Saving Private Ryan," "Life or Something Like It," "Man on a Ledge" and "A Sound of Thunder," to name a few.
Jack Black
Rufus Sewell

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Why does Amanda book a flight back home to L.A. just a few hours after arriving in Surrey?
She landed a new gig back in L.A.
She is bored in Surrey.
Amanda tries to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Surrey, but she is utterly bored. She books a flight home for the next day.
She found out her mom is sick.
She forgot her suitcase at home.

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For how long did the two women agree to swap their homes?
One weekend
One week
Two weeks
At the start of their swap, it appears as though Iris is thrilled with the swap and perhaps won't even want to return to Surrey. On the other hand, Amanda can't leave Surrey fast enough.
One month

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On Amanda's first night in Surrey, who shows up at the house looking for Iris?
Jasper
Graham
Graham is Iris' brother. He is drunk and wants to crash at her place for the night.
Miles
Arthur

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How many children does Graham have?
None
1
3
2
After spending the night with Amanda in Iris' home, Graham gets a phone call from his two children. Amanda is suspicious that Graham has a girlfriend, but really it is his daughters on the phone.

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Graham's two daughters are Sophie and ________.
Jessica
Amanda
Olivia
Sophie is portrayed by Miffy Englefield. Olivia is portrayed by Emma Pritchard.
Sandy

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Graham tells Amanda that if she changes her mind about flying home early, she should meet him and his friends where?
At the movies
At the pub
While she makes it all the way to the airport, Amanda gives it a second thought. She turns around and heads to the pub.
At the museum
At the village party

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Following their drunken night at the pub, how does Graham suggest that he and Amanda get to know each other better?
Over lunch
He realizes that they have gotten off to a drunken start and it's time to learn more about each other. He invites her to lunch, where they begin to open up!
At the library
In an interview
Read his autobiography

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What is Graham's occupation?
Attorney
Book editor
He is a book editor by profession. Plus, he clearly has a love for his family and the relationships that are important to him.
Plumber
Surgeon

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Out for a drive in her new L.A. neighborhood, Iris bumps into an elderly man named what?
Artem
Arthur
She sees Arthur Abbott standing on the street looking a bit lost. She decides to offer him a ride and escorts him back to his lavish home.
Angelo
Aaron

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Turns out Arthur is a famous ________ from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Actor
Producer
Singer
Screenwriter
Arthur Abbott was portrayed by actor Eli Wallach. Wallach passed away in 2014, at the age of 98. He was about 91 when he filmed "The Holiday."

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Arthur provides Iris with relationship advice, telling her that she needs to have what?
Strength
Bite
Gumption
Gumption is the word Arthur uses to express strength and a bit of aggression in women. He suggests that Iris should watch several films that feature strong women, in hopes of her realizing she can do better than settling for a cheating Jasper.
Balls

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Which of Ethan's friends shows up at Amanda's house, where Iris is staying?
Sam
Jeff
Greg
Miles
Miles comes to Amanda's house with his girlfriend, looking for Amanda. Iris informs him that she isn't there and the two exchange a meaningful gaze, despite his girlfriend standing right next to him.

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What activity does Iris enjoy doing with Arthur?
Swimming
Iris develops a fond love for Arthur and spends as much time with him as possible. He offers her advice, and she assists him with his exercise and moving about.
Running
Tennis
Basketball

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Where is Graham's wife?
In China for the month
In South America for work
He was never married
She passed away
Amanda shows up at Graham's house, only to discover that he has two young daughters. When she asks if he is married, he tells her that his wife died two years ago.

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What do the girls call Graham when he covers his face with a napkin and glasses?
Mr. Napkin Head
Mr. Napkin Head brings lots of laughter and comic relief to a difficult scene, where we see Graham being a single dad to his charming and beautiful young girls. They beg him to do "Mr. Napkin Head"!
The Claw
Napkin Man
Sir Napkin

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Why doesn't Arthur want to attend the Screenwriter's Guild event where they want to honor him?
He doesn't believe he deserves the award.
He's afraid he can't walk across the stage.
He doesn't want to have to use his walker to get across the stage. For the next few days, Iris insists that he strengthen up and helps him achieve this goal.
He doesn't believe in the award.
It's the same day as his daughter's graduation.

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Miles sees his girlfriend out with another man, even though she said she was in what city?
Vancouver
San Francisco
Santa Fe
Miles and Iris have gone to the video store to rent films suggested by Arthur for Iris to watch. While they are out, Miles spots his girlfriend Maggie with another man - and well, that was the end of that relationship!
Las Vegas

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What does Miles do for work?
Video store clerk
Singing waiter
Hollywood music composer
Miles works with Amanda. His last name in the film is Dumont.
Attorney

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At the end of the film, which holiday are the two couples celebrating together?
Valentine's Day
Christmas
New Year's Eve
By the end of the film, Miles asks out Iris and Graham asks out Amanda. The two couples share in the New Year celebrations together, alongside Graham's daughters.
St. Patrick's Day

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In which city do the couples celebrate New Year's Eve?
Los Angeles
Chicago
Surrey
At the end of the film, we see everybody celebrating together in England. Miles has come to England for the first time, and Amanda has decided to extend her stay.
Paris

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Amanda has not cried since she was how old?
7
10
15
Earlier in the film, we learned that Amanda's parents divorced when she was 15 and she has been unable to cry since then. Graham reveals to her that he cries all the time!
25

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Who shows up at Amanda's house when Iris is just about to head out to the Screenwriter's Guild event?
Miles
Arthur
Amanda
Jasper
Jasper shows up to surprise Iris. At first she inquires if he is still engaged, with an ounce of hope that he called it off to be with her. Unfortunately, he is still engaged - at which point she breaks out her "gumption" and moves on!

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