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      Holiday Heart

      TV-14 2000 1 hr. 37 min. Drama LGBTQ+ List
      67% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score After losing his police officer lover, Christian drag queen Holiday Heart (Ving Rhames) meets 12-year-old Niki (Jessika Quynn Reynolds) and her drug-addicted mother, Wanda (Alfre Woodard). Heart finds relief from heartache and a renewed sense of purpose when he steps in as a father figure to Niki and welcomes the two women into his life. But when Wanda becomes romantically involved with her drug dealer, Silas, it may endanger Niki and threaten to destroy the makeshift family. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Not often in seeing a frequently supporting actor taking the lead, and Ving Rhames's exceptional performance allowed such weight relied onto his shoulders carrying the bold, timelessly humble narrative of unbalanced treatment that still allowed decent performances to fulfill a surprising echo from another classic story. (B) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched this movie so many times with my family. This movie makes you laugh and cry at the same time. It's a good movie that will never get old. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite movies, ever. ...absolutely, as another reviewer stated, Ving Rhames can do any role..and Alfre Woodard is gold. Heart-breaking, touching, uplifting, moving, absolute gold. Needs far more attention than it clearly ever garnered. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie I watch it all the time sometimes 2 or 3 times and it never gets old Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie was awesome Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie, a favorite of mine. Shows what greatness you can find if you look beyond the surface of people! Holiday, a drag queen, is a loyal friend, and a kind person, with a huge heart! Ving Rhames did a great job in this movie, as did Alfre Woodward as an addict. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture Holiday Heart... is more proof, if anyone needs it, that Ving Rhames can do anything. Feb 6, 2018 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 4/5 Aug 2, 2005 Full Review Michael Cuby them. Watching as he holds his own against no-good, violent men and gun-toting drug dealers is comforting — a salve for those of us, like my younger self, who were trying to find our own inner-strength despite the homophobic naysayers surrounding us. Sep 26, 2022 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn As much as I enjoyed Ving Rhames' performance, the actors around him were not as strong. If the story was a bit more coherent I would have given it a higher rating but it feels like four stories all in one. Rated: 2/5 Dec 20, 2021 Full Review Brandon Collins Medium Popcorn Ving Rhames does a great job here but it is weighed down by some questionable editing and some inconsistent performances from the other actors. Rated: 3/5 Dec 20, 2021 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 24, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After losing his police officer lover, Christian drag queen Holiday Heart (Ving Rhames) meets 12-year-old Niki (Jessika Quynn Reynolds) and her drug-addicted mother, Wanda (Alfre Woodard). Heart finds relief from heartache and a renewed sense of purpose when he steps in as a father figure to Niki and welcomes the two women into his life. But when Wanda becomes romantically involved with her drug dealer, Silas, it may endanger Niki and threaten to destroy the makeshift family.
      Director
      Robert Townsend
      Executive Producer
      Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Jane Rosenthal
      Screenwriter
      Cheryl L. West
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists
      Rating
      TV-14 (V|D|L), R
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
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