Holidate (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


Holidate (2020)



Critic Consensus: Holidate's self-aware approach to rom-com formula is refreshing, but it's offset by a questionable premise and unnecessarily vulgar jokes.

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Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, and Kristin Chenoweth star in director John Whitesell's romantic comedy. Two young strangers agree to be each other's "holidate" throughout the year, meaning they act as a platonic social companion whenever there's a need to attend a holiday event with a date. The arrangement is meant to fend off questions and comments about their single status from their judgmental families. Amorous feelings eventually complicate their practical plus-one arrangement.


Luke Bracey
as Jackson
Manish Dayal
as Faarooq
Nicola Peltz
as Felicity
Meeghan Holaway
as Carly's Mom
Christopher Ammanuel
as Neil Dance Double
Carlos La Camara
as Carly's Dad
Carl McDowell
as Scruffy Santa
Marisa Davila
as Princess Leia
Jonathan Baron
as Robert / Ronald
Kurt Yue
as Cheesy DJ
Robert Shin
as Liz's Dad
Monib Abhat
as Nervous Roger
Christopher Darby
as Neil Photo Double
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Critic Reviews for Holidate

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (16)

I wish the film had the guts to sit here longer, but, instead, it continues with the unnecessary chaos...

November 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Holidate falls in the bland no-man's land between being sharp enough to appeal to adults (à la Bridesmaids) and tame enough to watch with the whole family.

October 30, 2020 | Full Review…
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The best thing that "Holidate" has going for it is that Roberts and Bracey do have great chemistry, but they just don't have a story or a script that can do it justice.

October 30, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] resolutely mediocre romantic comedy...

October 30, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Holidate may be the movie equivalent of Peeps -- without substance, artificially flavored, consumed as an afterthought -- but Roberts is the bright dye that will make you forget the time it made you gag.

October 29, 2020 | Full Review…

"Holidate" won't change your mind about the tread-worn challenges of romantic comedies, but its leads leverage their charms nicely.

October 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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