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Holiday Engagement (2011)

Afraid to tell her family she's been dumped, Hillary hires an actor to play her fiancé during a 4-day Thanksgiving weekend at her parents' house.

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Roy Burns (as Sam Mcmurray)
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Jason King (as Chris Mckenna)
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Father Macy
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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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Trivia

The character, Jason, always answers his phone as "Go for King." Jason's last name is King. See more »

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The fiancé knows the words to and could play on the piano "Angels We Have Heard on High" in spite of being Jewish. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: Dude, that man is a serious snag.
Hillary Burns: I know, I know.
Sophie: His on-line dating profile would be so perfect, no one would believe it: "Tall, dark, handsome lawyer who's responsible and financially sound." Please!
Hillary Burns: And I finally have a man to take home for the holidays. I don't have to listen to my mother preach to me about how I'm gonna be a spinster, or a lesbian.
Sophie: Or both.
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Soundtracks

Unconventional
Performed by Groove Allegiance
Written by Christopher Hughes (Christopher David Hughes)(PRS)
Published by Wild Diesel Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Pacifica Music LLC
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feel good romance
10 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm gonna give this one 9 stars. This is a general feel good romance movie. Some people may find it cheesy. And, OK, so it may be predictable like several reviews have mentioned but if you want a romance movie that leaves your heart feeling lighter and happier at the end, then this is it. I loved this movie. Something about it reminds me of my own relationship with my spouse maybe because sometimes the person you think you are supposed to be with is not the person you would be happiest with. And the somewhat ordinary person causes you to be happier than you would have ever guessed. I was having kind of a lousy day and this movie cheered me up.


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