“Holidate” Podcast Movie Review

Holidate Podcast Movie Review

Holidate – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 81

“It’s my new least favorite word in the world.”

Daniel and Corky serve as each other’s holidate on this holidate-themed episode of the Dare Daniel podcast. Rancid self-awareness and a complete lack of sincerity rule the holidate in this shallow rom-com starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. The titular portmanteau needs no explanation yet gets explained ad nauseum, all despite the fact that there are only one or two holidays where anyone would need or want dates.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss slutty Aunts, black Santas, and you-shit-yourself-last-night sex.


Loqueesha (Mr. Positivity Wolfie T)


Daniel’s craft beer: Moksa Brewing’s Cold Steeped – Geisha (11% ABV)

Corky’s craft beer: Imperiale Beer Project’s Sweep the Dregs West Coast IPA (7.1% ABV)

Netflix release date: Feb.  28, 2020

Critic scores: 44 on Rotten Tomatoes; 44 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: He Who Shall Not Be Named

Why did Anonymous dare Daniel and Corky to watch Holidate? “I haven’t yet listened to you suffering through the Holiday Movie but was subjected to one the other day that my 23-year-old daughter promised me was “not like all the others.” And she was right. First of all, if it’d been released to theaters it would’ve been R-Rated. Still bad, still predictable, but there was some enjoyment in there. Could be a Christmas movie, could be an any-holiday movie.”

IMDB synopsis: “Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.”

This week’s referenced movies: The Karate KidNorbitBig Money RustlasHoliday EngagementMalibu’s Most WantedBig Momma’s House 2Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like SonThunderStruckDestination WeddingLeaving Las VegasChristmas with the KranksGoodfellasCrocodile DundeeValentine’s DayNew Year’s Eve; Mother’s DayLa La LandDirty DancingCrazy, Stupid, LoveThe TerminatorMallratsDays of HeavenThe VelociPastorLegally BlondeMad Max Beyond ThunderdomeMagnoliaBlack PantherLove ActuallyHarold & MaudeHis Girl FridayThere’s Something About Mary

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Dare


Original trailer for Holidate

Grocery store fight

Will she or won’t she shit her pants?

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