Holidate on Netflix is supposedly the anti rom-com, but it’s raunchy and frankly, predictable and dumb. Is Holidate kid friendly? No, not at all. Holidate is rated TV-MA for language, smoking, and a whole lot of crass humor. If you hate holidays or dating around the holidays, then this movie may be for you. Here’s what parents need to know in this Holidate Parents Guide.
Holidate Parents Guide
Sloane (Emma Roberts) is tired of sitting at the kids’ table for holidays. After having her heart broken, her love life is a mess. Her family is always trying to set her up, but she decides all she needs is a Holidate when Jackson shows up at the mall. A holidate is a date for the holidays with no commitments. What could possibly go wrong?
From the first few minutes, there are f-bombs and talk about cum, implied oral sex, and clothes coming off. Not exactly the best movie for kids or teens. Here’s what parents need to know.
I lost count at the amount of curse words in Holidate – at least 20 uses of f–k (sexual and non-sexual), bit–, a–, a–hole, jacka– sh–, batsh–, g-ddammit, Oh my g-d, Je-us Christ ,pu–y, d-ck, c-ck, and tits. An entire scene revolves one character telling another character to just say the word f–k.
There’s a lot of raunchy humor. There are sex scenes, with no explicit nudity, but in one scene you see a bare woman’s back and bare male chest. Also in another scene a character takes off another’s shirt and straddles him while insinuating oral sex.
Characters talk about watching porn on Valentine’s Day.
A character calls another a slut and talks about wearing a slutty dress. Small children say they want to be whores.
During a scene about a kids easter egg hunt, the song playing repeatedly says, yo, bit–, move out the way.
Characters smoke pot. One character blows off his finger with a firework. Characters drink alcohol. Another character talks about her clitoris and having an orgasm.
The whole movie follows this type of humor.
Is Holidate Appropriate For Kids Under 18?
I would not recommend Holidate for anyone under 18 years old. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend Holidate at all. It was boring, and often relied on cliches and crude humor for a cheap laugh.
Often when movies rely on this type of humor, it’s because they’re not clever enough to get a laugh some other way. Sadly, there was too much talent wasted in this film. It just wasn’t funny, and the buildup was a let down at the end.
I didn’t even get a strong Christmas vibe from it. At least give me some Christmas magic or something!
The premise was interesting, but from the first 10 minutes, you knew how the movie would end. I just wasn’t buying the chemistry between the main characters either. Skip Holidate and visit the Hallmark Channel for predictable Christmas charm you can watch with the family.