Holidate movie review - Aussieboyreviews


In this holiday romcom, two characters meet up on each holiday for a “Holidate”. The story seems pretty original, but contains sexual content and language. 


Unhappy with always being single on the holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s dates for each of the year’s holidays, only to uncover real feelings along the way.

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Movie details

Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, Kristin Chenoweth
Writer: Tiffany Paulsen
Release Date (Australia): 28 October 2020
Runtime: 104 minutes/1h 44m
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains frequent crude humour and mild thematic elements.

Violence (PG)

It is implied that a man is injured by a firework, in which there are brief depictions of blood detail and discussions of the injury.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “p***y”, “bitch” and “slut”.

Drug Use (M)

The film features multiple scenes depicting marijuana smoking.

Nudity (G)

A nude woman is briefly depicted in a bathtub, but there is no nudity detail.

Sex (M)

The film contains implied sex and briefly implied oral sex, as well as crude sexual humour and use of the word “f**king” in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

NR (Not Rated)

Aussie boy's thoughts

As the lovey-dovey title implies, Holidate is a romantic holiday comedy substantially regarding dating. Although the film is slowly adequate, it’s an original romcom with happiness, love and laughs.

The best factor of the film would have to be the well-produced plot, followed by what romcom fans are expecting: love and laughs. Unlike countless romance films, the actual dating in Holidate isn’t utterly awkward. With characters engaging in joyfully-spirited conversations, the film isn’t so average or boring in that category.

But just like most romantic comedies, the ingeniously untouched topics are destroyed by the film’s pace. Other than that, gender stereotypes and other romantic-comedy-factors fill to the edge of Holidate. If it weren’t for the jokes and the skilful acting of Emma Roberts, the film would’ve mainly been a romantic catastrophe. This holiday favourite is definitely worth being discovered by romcom fans and holiday lovers, but any audience would have to admit that Holidate is not for everyone.

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