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The Perfect Holiday

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Director  Lance Rivera
Initial DVD release  November 11, 2008
Country  United States
4.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  December 12, 2007 (2007-12-12)
Writer  Lance Rivera, Marc Calixte, Nat Mauldin, Jeff Stein
Producers  Queen Latifah, Mike Elliott
Cast  Morris Chestnut (Benjamin Armstrong), Gabrielle Union (Nancy), Faizon Love (Jamal), Charlie Murphy (J-Jizzy), Katt Williams (Delicious), Jill Marie Jones (Robin)
Similar movies  Terrence Howard and Morris Chestnut appear in The Perfect Holiday and The Best Man Holiday

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The Perfect Holiday is a 2007 family comedy film starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Terrence Howard and is produced by Academy Award-nominated actress Queen Latifah, who also narrates the movie. The film was released on December 12, 2007. The film has also appeared on many television networks, including Disney Channel and Family and BET. It was also the first film by Destination Films to receive a wide release since Beautiful.

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Plot

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Benjamin (Chestnut) is an aspiring songwriter who attempts to break into the music business by giving a copy of his recording track of a Christmas album to a rap artist named J-Jizzy (Charles Q. Murphy). Nancy (Union) is a divorced mother, who is too busy taking care of her three children to take care of herself. Her daughter Emily (Khail Bryant) overhears her mother say that she wished for a compliment from a man, and the daughter tells the local mall's Santa Claus about her mother's wish.

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The Santa Claus turns out to be Benjamin, who notices Nancy. Later, while sitting in a Starbucks after his shift as Santa, Benjamin and his friend Jamal (Faizon Love) see Nancy go into a dry cleaners. Benjamin borrows Jamal's jacket, pretends to drop it off at the cleaners, tells Nancy that she's a very attractive woman (granting her wish), and leaves. Eventually, the two start to date and end up falling in love—without Ben realizing that Nancy's ex-husband is J-Jizzy.

Things take a turn for the worse, however, because Nancy's oldest son, John-John (Malik Hammond) is jealous of Benjamin going out with his mother and plots to break up the relationship. What follows is a series of funny and touching scenes that show viewers what "family" is really about.

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Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard play omniscient roles in the movie. Howard is a mischievous and sly angel named "Bah Humbug", while Latifah is the kind, thoughtful angel, called "Mrs. Christmas".

Cast

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  • Gabrielle Union - Nancy Taylor
  • Morris Chestnut - Benjamin Armstrong
  • Charlie Murphy - J-Jizzy
  • Malik Hammond - John-John Taylor
  • Jeremy Gumbs - Mikey Taylor
  • Khail Bryant - Emily Taylor
  • Faizon Love - Jamal
  • Jill Marie Jones - Robin
  • Katt Williams - Delicious
  • Queen Latifah - Mrs. Christmas
  • Rachel True - Brenda
  • Terrence Howard - Bah Humbug
  • Reception

    The film was neither a critical nor commercial success. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 16% of critics gave positive reviews based on 54 reviews. It has a consensus stating The Perfect Holiday is the perfect example of Christmas movie clichés run amok. Metacritic gave the film a 35/100 approval rating based on 22 reviews classifying the film has "generally negative reviews". On its opening weekend, it opened poorly at #6 with $2.2 million. The film grossed $5.8 million domestically.


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    References

    The Perfect Holiday Wikipedia
    The Perfect Holiday IMDb The Perfect Holiday themoviedb.org


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