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Holiday Heart (2000)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  10 December 2000 (USA)
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

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Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
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Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
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Sergeant
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Mrs. Owens
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

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He'll do anything in his power... to keep them together. See more »

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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10 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Nikki's shoes change from sneakers to boots during the scenes in which she first meets Holiday and when he takes them to his house. See more »

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Mrs. Owens: Not a lot of work history. I told Brother Holiday we were really looking for someone with some experience.
Wanda: Cool. Thank you very much.
[turns to leave]
Mrs. Owens: Hey, now just hold on a minute.
Wanda: Lady, I do not have a minute. I just gave you 20. I have a 12-year-old daughter is starting not to believe in me again. And I need a job. But I am not about to beg you or anyone else to work in here!
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Ten out of Ten. Without a doubt.
14 April 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Holiday Heart is the tale of Holiday, a talented drag queen and how his life intertwines with the lives of a young girl named Nikki and her mother, who tries to kick a drug habit during the course of the film. Holiday is at first accepted by the mother and child after he saves them from an abusive relationship, only to be rejected by them when a new love enters the mother's life. The new love is a drug dealer, but does not approve of the mother using drugs. She eventually goes back to the drugs and he cuts her loose. After she disappears Holiday has to step back in to help take care of Nikki, which he does, even though he has dreams of getting away to Paris to start a new life since he recently lost the love of his life.

Where do I start with this film? The acting is TOP NOTCH. Ving Rhames, who plays Holiday, gives one of the best performances I have ever seen in my lifetime. Alfre Woodard, who plays the mother, just steals the show though. Her portrayal of an addicted mother is so great that words can do it no justice. It really has to be seen. The child actor turns in an outstanding performance as the child distraught over her mother's problems. I was extremely impressed at how she was so adult in many scenes, due to the fact that such a life will cause a child to grow up very quickly.

I rate this a solid 10 out of 10. One of the greatest films I've ever seen.


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