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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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Pastor Henry
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Mrs. Owens
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Penthouse M.C.
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LT (as Ronald Selmour)
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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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A Vida É Mesmo Assim  »

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

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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 »

Quotes

Wanda: Honey, I was up and down Michigan Avenue picking up this and that for you, Niki!
[hands over gift]
Niki: So this one has money. Yippee. So, when does he move in, or do we go shack up with him? Or does he even have a shack? Maybe he just lives and deals in his limo. So you don't even have to go anywhere to cop. You can just go in his briefcase and grab, what you call, your little glass trick.
Wanda: [angrily slaps Niki] Oh, NIKI!
[storms away]
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Charming holiday tale...
11 December 2000 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

Upon seeing "Holiday Heart" last night, I was left with a heartwarming feeling. A slightly unusual Christmas tale, but very well done. As in any movie, there were certain parts that were less than realistic (Social Services would've been all over this situation) and I would've liked to have seen a little more development of the relationship between all the characters, but as I usually say, I don't watch movies for reality, I watch them for entertainment or escape. I'll watch A&E, Discovery, and The Learning Channel for reality television.

The always-enjoyable Ving Rhames looked a little uncomfortable portraying a drag queen at first, but was impressively camping it up by the end of the film. There was a fine supporting cast as well, especially the exceptional Alfre Woodard as the mother who struggles with her drug addiction. Jesika Reynolds did a fine job in this role as the heartbroken daughter, and Mykelti Williamson was excellent as usual as Silas. Kudos to Robert Townsend for a lovely and slightly surprising story.

All in all, if you have a chance to watch this movie, I highly recommend it! You've got to give Ving Rhames credit for being in full drag on stage lip-synching "Baby love, my baby love..." Showtime delivers another "No Limits" performance.


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