I believe Holidate had the potential to become a must-watch flick, but due to the graphic dialogue, I can’t recommend it for everyone. The story line seems like your typical Hallmark (read: semi-predictable) film…and it is. But it’s also riddled with loads of R-rated jokes. I won’t get into specifics (because, gross), but we’re talking about everything from performing sexual acts in the car to forcing characters to scream, “F***.” (The explicit version, of course.)
Because of this, Holidate might not resonate with every audience. That being said, it’s definitely worth the watch if you’re OK with crude, cheesy humor. I’m not saying you should run out and stream it with your elderly parents. In fact, I wouldn’t even suggest watching it with a faint-hearted significant other. (After one sexual scene, my partnered hollered from the other room, “What on earth are you watching?!”)
Instead, it would be best enjoyed with a glass of wine and group of friends, who are prepared for a combination of laughter and awkward chuckles. For example, I couldn’t help but LOL when “Move B****” by Ludacris played while a group of children embarked on an Easter egg hunt. (Classy? No. Funny? Yes.)
So, was it worth the watch? Overall, yes. Do I wish I used headphones, so my partner (who was studying, might I add) didn’t have to question my streaming choices? Sorta. On the bright side, Holidate reignited my love for Bracey, and for that, I’ll forever be grateful.