You might think that a new one Netflix the movie called “Holidate” offers a holiday-themed love story that’s perfect for a family guard party. I was wrong.
The film stars Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey as a couple of strangers who agree (in the classic style of romantic comedy) to keep each other company on vacation.
And while the film can’t be completely taken as a crude comedy – it even includes a metatextual commentary, with a whole dose of undiluted romantic schmaltz – “Holidate” is definitely full of frank sexually dialogue, and a couple of his biggest set all-in on gross-out humor. So, and as one of the guests of the Original Content podcast discovered, watching it with your family can be extremely inconvenient.
But, assuming you avoid that clumsiness, is it really fun? Sometimes! One word that comes up repeatedly in our review is “appropriate” – Darrell embraced the film’s surprisingly dirty mood, while Anthony and Jordan at least had fun.
In addition to reviewing “Holidate,” we also discussed the implications of Netflix’s decision to air “Chappelle’s Show” at the request of Dave Chappelle.
You can listen to our review in the reader below, subscribe with Apple Podcasts or find them in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can too follow us on Twitter o send us feedback directly. (Or offer shows and movies for us to review!)
If you want to jump ahead, here’s how the episode breaks:
1:11 Talk Dave Chappelle
13:50 Holidate Magazine
37:39 “Holidate” spoiler thread