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      2020 1 hr. 43 min. Romance Comedy TRAILER for Holidate: Trailer 1 List
      45% 60 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way. Read More Read Less

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      Holidate's self-aware approach to rom-com formula is refreshing, but it's offset by a questionable premise and unnecessarily vulgar jokes.

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      Ponnareay M I love this easy rom com to comfort me. I watch this movie at least once a year around the holiday. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review Ed G I agree with the consensus that this could have been a much better movie if the jokes were less crass. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Tania G This movie is so much fun. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review Jeff M The opening shot of this borderline unwatchable romantic comedy sees our heroine extinguish a cigarette on a plastic Santa Claus outdoor decoration while exclaiming "F**ing holidays!" One would be inclined to think, "Toto, I don't think we're in Hallmark-land anymore". However, as the end credits begin to roll, you realize that is exactly where we've been - just with more naughty words and sexual innuendo. I've said it before, a romcom is only as good as the chemistry between its lead actors - sadly Tom & Jerry had more sexual chemistry than Roberts and Bracey here. I haven't seen Roberts in that many projects, but she comes across to me as someone who has trouble projecting warmth onscreen. She has the brittle and obstinate parts down pat, but when the obligatory moments come when she is supposed to be reduced to romantic Jell-O, she doesn't have her Aunt Julia's charm and affection. As for Bracey, he's just another personality-free stud who acts like he's auditioning to become the next Hemsworth brother. The supporting cast is peppered with some familiar faces, including Capshaw from my beloved GREY'S ANATOMY, but there's not a single character here worth mentioning. Kristen Chenoweth, in particular, is saddled with a character that is such a waste of her talent that it becomes almost offensive. The humor feels forced and labored, and I literally laughed just ONE time. Let's hope this is not the type of holiday movies we can expect in 2020 - the year has been tough enough already! The good news - it can only go uphill from here, right!??!? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Elisabeth B For me the Holidays in recent years are about keeping the blues away and lighthearted funny (and yes sometimes vulgar) humor is welcome! Plus it was nice to see the two exact places I've lived in the he Chicago area portrayed as I've experienced them (a townhouse in Logan Square and Evanston) AND it was silly but I detest when it supposed to be below freezing and they are too lazy to add in at least a CGI of what one's breath looks like in the cold - at least I saw that in the opener - watch the preview if you want a light hearted movie this is it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/21/23 Full Review Ron B Emma Robert's is perfect as always. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Elamin Abdelmahmoud BuzzFeed News Every scene is drudgery, every joke is homework, and every plot point is hell. Apr 5, 2022 Full Review Rachel Charlene Lewis Bitch Media I wish the film had the guts to sit here longer, but, instead, it continues with the unnecessary chaos... Nov 10, 2020 Full Review Karen Han Polygon Holidate falls in the bland no-man's land between being sharp enough to appeal to adults (à la Bridesmaids) and tame enough to watch with the whole family. Oct 30, 2020 Full Review Fletcher Peters The Daily Beast Sloane and Jackson have wonderful chemistry... Dec 5, 2022 Full Review Zoë Rose Bryant Loud and Clear Reviews Holidate is a hilarious and heartfelt addition to the “holiday romcom” canon, carried commendably by Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. Rated: 4/5 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Audrey Fox We Live Entertainment The biggest issue with Holidate is that none of the characters are likable, least of all our two would-be lovers. Aug 28, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.
      Director
      John Whitesell
      Executive Producer
      Tiffany Paulsen, Jenny Hinkey, Steven Bello
      Screenwriter
      Tiffany Paulsen
      Production Co
      Netflix, Wonderland Sound and Vision
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 28, 2020
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