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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Raunchy romcom has sex, heavy drinking, and language

Movie NR 2020 103 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

Good movie for mature kids

This movie is a great movie if you can be mature about the sex talk. I was watching this with my 13 year old daughter and she said she loved it but other kids in her year would have be immature about the movie
age 18+

Over 18. Holiday F Bombs way too much

Not for children ! Over 18. Too many f bombs. Explicit. Adult humor. Emma Thompson excellent acting .

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Holidate ties together several classic romcom tropes: holiday romance, parents worrying about an unattached grown child, and a couple that everyone realizes is meant for each other before they do. The characters even discuss the romcom formula in an early scene, a wink at the predictability of the genre and, let's face it, this film too. But predictability and a happy ending are part of the attraction, and the formula works so long as there's chemistry between the leads (there is) and some quirky secondary characters (there are, especially Chenoweth as the promiscuous aunt, Frances Fisher as the shamelessly judging mom, and Manish Dayal as the hunky doctor next door).

Some of the raunchy language, sexual references, and drinking feel gratuitous, but there's something pleasingly retro about a film that sets scenes in a shopping mall with no irony. As Sloane, Roberts is charismatic, funny, and vulnerable. Across her, Bracey is like an Australian John Corbett, transmitting decency under his rakish good looks. Together, they create characters you'll find yourself rooting for by the end.

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