Holidate [Movie Review]

Holidate [Movie Review] | It is never too early to watch a feel-good movie. When I first saw the poster for the movie, I thought 'Hey. Christmas comes early this year.' 

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And then realised that 2020 has been such a roller coaster ride (mostly downhill and scary) that a feel-good movie will provides an escapism for some of us. 


Holidate (2020) Trivia
  • Directed by: John Whitesell
  • Produced by: McG, Mary Viola
  • Production companies: Wonderland Sound and Vision
  • Distributed by: Netflix
  • Running time: 103 minutes
  • Rating: PG13 (For language and some sexual content)
  • The St. Patrick's Day scene was filmed in an Atlanta Irish pub, RiRa at 12th Street and Crescent Ave.
  • Manish Dayyal (Faarooq) also plays a doctor on The Resident.
  • The main characters, Jackson and Sloane, are first/ last names of main characters in Greys Anatomy where Jessica played Arizona Robbins for 10 seasons (who plays Sloan's sister, Abby).
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 48%
  • Metascore: 44
  • IMDb: 6.3/10

Wanna watch its trailer? <Holidate trailer>

Sloane's family has been pestering her about her love-life, especially when she's back home alone during the festive seasons. Her mother will always try to introduce a nice young guy to her and her Aunt Susan will always bring a new guy to the family gatherings, every single time. Taking the cue from her aunt who seems happy with her single life, Sloane builds a wall around her so that no one will hurt her again and insisted that she is contented with her current life. 

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Meanwhile, Jackson is an Australian golf-trainer now staying in the US and is always looking for a companion during the holidays. But it seems that the girls are expecting a stronger and long-time commitment when he is home with the girl during the holidays- and that was not he was looking for, at the moment. 

Met in a store, both trying to return their gifts, Sloane and Jackson agreed that they can provide a solution to each other's problem, without the commitment. So, both agreed to adopt Aunt Susan's concept of 'holidate' i.e. a date for the holidays - thus agreeing to be each other's date during the holidays, until agreed otherwise. 

Both agreed that being a 'holidate' there were no expectation from the other to be courteous towards the other and they can be brutally honest with each other. 

A year into the concept, both started to feel otherwise about each other. But their ego gets in the way. 

How long can they both keep each other as a 'holidate'?

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Plot: 4.0/ 5.0 Just like Emma said in the movie, it is the same plot as any other rom-com before this. Two persons in love but can't or won't be together. But they will be with each other at the end of the movie. So, nothing new. 

The movie is about the concept and how they both try to deny their feelings. At some points, I might have shed a tear or two. 

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0 Emma shines here. She is funny, vulnerable and seems so at ease in the movie. And Luke's mirrored her performance too. 

And all those other supporting roles - they were equally good. 

Will I watch it again: Yes, especially during the holidays (why do we always watch rom-com when it is holidays - or is it just me?)

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. Baru keluar kat netflix rupanya. Boleh check ni and layan. Rate 4/5 quite tinggi untuk pilihan movie kat netflix

  2. Wah walaupun ini bukan genre kak min (i memang tak suka love story haha) tp tengok rating 4/5 cam menarik. Awakkk..hero dia aummmm ye hahaha

  3. saw this on Netflix too. So you have been a subscriber for quite some time too? Guess both the leading roles have had this good chemistry which made the movie even better. Will try to watch this during the weekend.

  4. namapk ramai share cite ni best tapi belum tengok lagi. kena tengok gak la, macam best je dari review ni

  5. Nice and heartwarming chic flick. This is my kind of movie. Plus, I like Emma Roberts. Insya’Allah, will watch this movie soon. Thank you for sharing your review, dear Rawlins.

  6. Emma Roberts. Aaaaa cantiknya dia. Nak ajak movie-date lah dengan husband tengok cerita ni bila anak2 dah tidur. Haha. Thanks Rawlins review cerita best

  7. suka dengan emma robert ni. cantik and lakonan dia pun best. dah lama jugakt ak layan filem2 lakonan dia. bolehlah nnti tengok dkt netflix. :)

  8. Wah nampak menarik ni rating rawlin 4.0/ 5.0 .
    Aduh mesti banyak makan hati ni nak deny perasaan sendiri.. iena kalau tengok movie macam ni nangis ni hehe

  9. Wah masing2 mencari partner ye.. Jumpa then holidate. Mesti best.. Nakntau akhirnya diaorg bersmaa ke tak.. Taip tu la kat netflix.. Kita tak laggan.. Huhu.. Baca jela sinopsis

  10. Oh yeah..we really do need some cheering up right now. And what can beat a feel-good rom com?

  11. Apakah mereka terus bersama?
    Masa bukak Netflix haritu nampak juga cite ni dah play sikit, maybe anak Sis ada tengok cuma belim habiskan.. takpe ni ada anak ni, boleh join sekali nengok, sebab kekadang cite macam ni Sis ko blur sis nak faham bahasa tu..

  12. Belum pernah tengok lagi cerita ni.jalan cerita macam best.suka cerita gini

  13. I just put this movie in my list but will watch it later, after I'm not so busy 🙂

  14. i just watched this movie recently too and omg the guy is so hottttttt aduh. a fun refreshing comedy during the pandemic!

  15. genre ni bukan yang saya suka sangat. tapi why not kalau nak cuba tengok kan. mana tahu okay untuk ditonton.

  16. agree with you, Holidate movie poster macam Christmas la. I wanna watch too to get some good vibes hehe


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