Parents' Guide to

Holiday Engagement

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Predictable holiday romcom has mild sexual references.

Movie G 2012 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Not a G rated movie.

Some of the content makes it not a G movie. A desperate woman using anything to get a man. Not a great message.

Is It Any Good?

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While this movie gets off to a woefully slow start, by the second half the charm and competence of the actors surpasses the mediocrity of the script. Somerville looks and plays it appealingly like a newer model Amy Poehler, and Bridges as her hired fiancé has a deep likability and warmth. Together they help viewers forget the shaky premise, and the many ways in which Holiday Engagement rips off previous movies. Yes, Hillary is a plucky, upbeat journalist with a plucky and upbeat best friend to whom she confides the humiliation of arriving at Thanksgiving without a fiancé. But once Bridges enters the picture, they make the experience of witnessing the inevitable a pleasure.

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