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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holiday Heart
Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
Johnathan Wesley Wallace ...
Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
Pastor Henry
Mrs. Owens
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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He'll do anything in his power... to keep them together. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




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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Holiday Heart: Oh, I thought I heard somebody. I just wanted to know how the talent contest went.
Wanda: Hi, Holiday.
Holiday Heart: Hey, Wanda. Oh, Niki, you have a friend.
Niki: Yeah, this is my new cousin.
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Holiday Heart
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night. I was getting ready to go out yesterday when I started watching it. I was so much into the movie that before I left the hous. I had to tivo it to watch when I got back home. It was a really really good movie. I thought the cast were all brilliant and the script was good as well. I was shocked when my husband sat down to watch it as well. He's not into dramatic movies but he actually said that the acting was pretty good and believable. This is definitely one that I would recommend to watch. I was amazed to see Ving Rhames act in this role. He's great. Alfre Woodward as always is excellent. I'm surprised that I did not hear about this movie before.

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