Holiday Date

2019

Comedy / Drama / Romance

53
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 1

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Anna Van Hooft as Ashley
Christine Chatelain as Christy Bridgestone
Edward Ruttle as Ethan Reinhart
Matt Cohen as Joel Parker
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774.26 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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1.55 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 6 / 10 / 10

Charming enough date

'Holiday Date' did intrigue me in a way, as the advertising was colourful and put me in a good mood, the concept while far from original was a decent one and it did interest me seeing a film that didn't have Brittany Bristow in a supporting role but instead take centre stage. Have said quite a few times too about loving Christmas and finding enough of the Hallmark festive films pleasant, inoffensive watches (though there are some mediocre at best and even downright bad ones too). For me, 'Holiday Date' is one of those pleasant, inoffensive sort of films. From personal opinion, as others hold it in higher regard, it isn't a masterpiece and is a bit uneven. As far as 2019 Hallmark festive films go it is in the better category. Having suffered through 'A Cheerful Christmas', also from 2019 and for me among the worst Hallmark Christmas films, straight before watching 'Holiday Date', it was a relief to see something above average and have a lot of good things. Visually, 'Holiday Date' looks as if it was made with a lot of care and love. The film is beautifully photographed, never looking too stolid or claustrophobic while not resorting to gimmicks or trying to do too much that it swamps what's going on. The scenery captivates and is full of vibrancy, the decor is not subtle but has so much colour and beauty anyway. Some of the soundtrack is nostalgic and easy to listen to, with a sense of the Christmas period. Script-wise, 'Holiday Date' has a good deal of laugh out loud moments and also genuinely sweet but not too cutesy ones too. The dialogue isn't too corny and flows naturally. A good deal of the storytelling warms the heart and charms, the second half is more involving and more entertaining than the first in my view but to me 'Holiday Date' didn't strike me as dull. Some actors that tend to be in support that transition to lead don't always fare successfully, where their personality goes and they seem ill at ease or over-compensate. Bristow was appealing and didn't make her character sugary or obnoxious. Matt Cohen is amusing and easy to like, once the goofball quality to Joel's character is toned down in the writing, and Teryl Rothery is classy support. It's not a perfect film by all means. The early portions are not immediately easy to get into, with the story being fairly thin on the ground and needing more life and variety. Thank goodness it gets better later on. Some of the goofiness is overdone at times, especially early on. At times too, the imposter plotting gets a little too over-complicated as a result of the film trying to cram too much in in too short a space of time. There could have been more variety, as there are a lot of typical for Hallmark elements and it is a bit stale. Overall, decent but didn't make me go wow. 6/10

Reviewed by JoBloTheMovieCritic 5 / 10 / 10

Holiday Date

5/10 - it's about time that Hallmark Channel recognizes that Hanukkah exists, but this movie just didn't cut it

Reviewed by Jackbv123 5 / 10 / 10

Fake boybriend and Hannukah

I don't know what order they showed them, but Hallmark brought us two movies combining Christmas and Hannukah this year. Mistletoe & Menorahs was a much better entry in that category. This one started out as annoying, but did get a little better in the second half. Joel is arrogant and clumsy in the beginning. I did not like him and I felt sorry for Brooke. Brooke doesn't have just one jerk for a boyfriend, but two if you count the fake. Then Presto! Somewhere about half way through, the man changes and the socially awkward jerk becomes likeable. Even so, I didn't think it was enough for Brooke to undergo the inevitable falling in love. Even after the change, I thought the chemistry between them was less than thrilling. Teryl Rothery always seems to do a good job in supporting roles, this time as the mom. The first half also made an attempt at comedy, mostly through the inept Joel. I didn't find it funny, but many will.

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