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Holiday Engagement (2011)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  28 November 2011 (USA)
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Afraid to admit she was just dumped, a woman hires an actor to play her lawyer-boyfriend during a 4-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' house.

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Joy Burns
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Jason King
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Thirty-something Hillary Burns has spent her life trying to get the approval of her parents (most specifically her judgmental mother, Meredith Burns) thus far without success. Part of that approval for Hillary is to marry the right man. That's why Hillary is so happy she is engaged to successful lawyer Jason King, whom she will bring home to meet the family for the first time at their Thanksgiving get-together weekend in a week's time; however, Hillary's life starts to fall apart when simultaneously she loses her part-time newspaper writing job (when the newspaper itself folds) and Jason dumps her to focus on his career (which is seemingly more important to him than Hillary). On the advice of her best friend Sophie, Hillary - who feels she can't go home without Jason (especially as her two sisters' lives seem to meet their mother's approval) - decides reluctantly to go to an online dating site to find someone to pose as Jason for the upcoming family weekend. She finds David, an actor ... Written by Huggo

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The character, Jason, always answers his phone as Gofer King. Gofer is a title used for newer attorneys doing the supportive work on cases for the lead attorneys in a firm. See more »

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Meredith Burns: Honey, I'm sorry if I seem a little anxious. It's just that I have been deprived of planning the weddings for not one but two of my daughters.
Joy Burns: Here we go!
Meredith Burns: Can't you girls understand that a mother wants to plan her daughters' weddings? Since you were babies I dreamed of this, and then to find out that Trisha eloped to an island.
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Really enjoyable, light and happy movie
30 December 2012 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

This was like reading a good G rated romance novel, but not too hokey. I liked how they did not make the characters all super cliché and cookie cutter. It was nice to see Shelly Long again in something, and I was not bored at all. Bonnie Somerville was good. She is one of those actors you keep trying to think what you have seen them in before. I really liked Jordon Bridges as the romance interest, and I did not realize until I was writing this review he is the brother on Rizzoli & Isles, a show that I watch. Wow. Totally did not but that together. They should make him more like the character he played in this movie. I would watch this movie again while wrapping presents to get in the mood for Christmas. I rarely watch a movie twice. Lighthearted and sweet fare.


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