“Holidate” – Best of Dare Daniel Podcast

Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey in Holidate

Holidate (2020; Dir.: John Whitesell) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 18

“Did you just compare sex with me to eating slugs?”

Daniel and Corky make a holidate to revisit their review of John Whitesell’s shallow rom-com Holidate.


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: 45 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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