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Holiday Heart (2000)

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
Johnathan Wesley Wallace ...
Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
Pastor Henry
Penthouse M.C.
Guy Fauchon ...
Travel Agent Dan
LT (as Ronald Selmour)
Patricia Idlette ...
Mrs. Walker
Mary Antonini ...


A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

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A drag queen faces his toughest act ever. Fatherhood. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida É Mesmo Assim  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Ving Rhames and Mykelti Williamson have played Don King. Ving Rhames portrayed King in Don King: Only in America (1997) and Mykelti Williamson played him in Ali (2001). See more »


When Silas teaches Holiday how to play the Nintendo N64, the game is Super Mario 64, when only a few seconds earlier the game was clearly Super Smash Bros, which only features the character Mario. See more »


Wanda: Why are you being so good to us? And just so you know, I don't do fags.
Holiday Heart: Good, because just so YOU know, I don't do no-account evil bitches who sleep all day instead of taking care their damn children, okay?
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Holday heart
26 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this show twice now and I must say, this movie is a tragic winner. You know there is some truth to this movie and to see this with such touching acting makes you ache to help someone in trouble. I have known people going through life with just as horrendous times but never having a friend like Holiday Heart. Havin that would have eased their pain. I am happily married with 6 grandchildren and I would love for my son-in-law watch this and realize what drugs can do to a family. Loving someone does not make two yous, it makes 1 us. This movie is very moving and watching it with my wife, who is stricken with colon cancer, this movie made both of us turn and say I Love You at the same time. This movie is one I would love to own.

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