|Release Date||:||10/27/2020 (AU)|
|Time||:||01 Hours 44 Minutes|
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.
written by Kamurai on 6 November 2020
Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend. An odd, jaded, but good approach to the social pressures of being single, but dateable. I guess other people see it as wasted resource, I wouldn't know. Realistically, this is as much a breakup recovery movie as it is a romantic comedy. The cast does a great job of subtly expressing things without it being obvious. Ultimately it's a cute and charming little movie from a jaded and socially abnormal stand point. The biggest problem is that they spend a lot of time saying 'this works', 'this is normal', with the impending implicat... read the rest.
written by r96sk on 10 December 2020
Not good, not bad. Just meh. Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey make for a charming duo, Roberts in particular stands out. The premise they star in is an interesting one, I don't really have any issues with 'Holidate' - it's fine. It just lacks the necessary cohesion and entertainment, there are a few amusing moments but not nearly enough. The overly sappy ending is out of place, also.
written by Peter McGinn on 17 December 2020
I found Holidate to be a fun, entertaining Christmas movie. And really, that is all I ask for a new holiday movie. I probably could have focused and punched holes in it here and there, but I try to be a viewer first and a critic third. I liked that the story paid attention to all of the characters, it seemed. Aunt Susan and Sloane's sister and a few others have plot developments as part of the overall fun and they are given a measure of closure at the end. Hey, I don't see Holidate gaining entry into my cycle of Christmas movies I watch every year or two, but it is a pleasant diversion an... read the rest.