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Holidate movie review & film summary (2020) | Roger Ebert

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“Holidate” doesn’t have a single authentic moment, appealing character, or genuine laugh. It’s a potential romantic comedy without romance or comedy, an excruciating onslaught of endlessly boring incidents that work their way to a completely predictable conclusion. Just a few months ago, the best romantic comedy of the year, “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” re-energized the genre with an adorable heroine, a great supporting cast, and a fresh, fun storyline. “Holidate” is a reminder of how easy it is to go wrong in all aspects of a romantic comedy.

There is always room for a film that takes a popular formula and subverts it. “Isn’t It Romantic” and “They Came Together” are recent parodies about romantic comedians who laughed at formulas on their way to a happy ending forever. Then there are movies that R-ify the usual PG-13 rom-com sweetness by scooping them up a bit. They may not be High Art, but they have something scholarly to say about the conventions and allure of romantic comedy, which, let’s face it, has been popular with crowds since Shakespeare and probably before. “Holidate” tries to nod to the genre by complaining about the unrealistic romantic comedies, but trust me, “Notting Hill” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (both starring the aunt of the main actress of this film) are documentaries about this dud.

“Holidate” has nothing to say about anything. Basically, if Hallmark movies like “The Mistletoe Promise” and Netflix hits like “The Kissing Booth” are in the world as beautiful as Dorian Gray, “Holidate” is the portrait hidden in the increasingly scrofulous attic at the minute.

La prémisse est dans le titre. Sa seule variation sur les nombreux, nombreux films sur les couples qui prétendent être les rendez-vous l’un de l’autre pour Noël, un mariage ou une autre réunion de famille, est qu’il s’agit de deux personnes qui, pour la moindre des raisons, prétendent être les dates de l’autre une année de «vacances», pas seulement celles où la famille sera ensemble, mais aussi des événements annuels qui concernent plus la boisson que la célébration, la Saint-Patrick et le Cinco de Mayo. Il y a quelques mois à peine, “Plus One” a bien fait fonctionner cette même idée.

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Trailer for HOLIDATE (2020) Emma Roberts, Luke Bracy, romantic thriller

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