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The Perfect Holiday (2007)

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A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

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Lance Rivera
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... Benjamin
Gabrielle Union ... Nancy
Faizon Love ... Jamal
Charlie Murphy ... J-Jizzy
Katt Williams ... Delicious
Jill Marie Jones ... Robin
Rachel True ... Brenda
Malik Hammond ... John-John
Jeremy Gumbs Jeremy Gumbs ... Mikey
Khail Bryant ... Emily
Peter Jae ... Clerk (as Pedro Kim)
David Anzuelo ... Maintenance Man
Frank Bonsangue ... Police Sergeant
John 'B.J.' Bryant John 'B.J.' Bryant ... Rottweiler
Paul Woodburn Paul Woodburn ... Driver
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Storyline

Laughter, love and just a hint of magic make for 'The Perfect Holiday', a fun-filled comedy starring Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams, Faizon Love, Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah. All Nancy Taylor(Union) wants for Christmas is to meet a nice man. So when her little girl shares her smitten wish with a Mall Santa, Benjamin Armstrong(Chestnut), he does his best to make her dreams come true in this delightful family treat for the whole family to enjoy! Written by Third Millenium Entertainment Australia

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This Christmas, the perfect man just happens to be Santa.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language and some suggestive humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Clifton, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,283,360, 16 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,809,663, 3 February 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Morris Chestnut & Gabrielle Union played love interests 6 years before in the movie "The Brothers". See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Jamal are at their lockers after the second time Emily visits Santa, Jamal's toque keeps changing from pulled down to his ears to sitting on top of his head. See more »

Quotes

Jamal: Hi, I'm Santa's Number One Elf!
Brenda: More like numbers one through ten...
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Connections

References Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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The First Noel
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Courtesy of Megatrax
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The Perfect Holiday was a bunch of other holiday movies
21 October 2010 | by moviesaccordingtodesSee all my reviews

Dejavu! Oh wait…it just seems like I have seen the same movie a hundred times. The Perfect Holiday was pretty much the same feel as the Last Holiday, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Best Man, and Are We There Yet? Needless to say that it was extremely predictable. They all reminded me of each other so much that I did some research; I was surprised to find that they all had different writers and directors.

I felt that this type of movie is not for Terrence Howard. He is a much better actor than this cliché type of holiday movie. He is already well established, he did great films such as Crash and Hustle and Flow. Why this film?

Though predictable and a cookie cutter holiday film, I enjoyed The Perfect Holiday. It's light, cute and funny. Who doesn't love a cliché holiday flick?

Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, and Morris Chestnut are always in the same type of movies. They are good actors. I don't know why they choose to type cast themselves?

This isn't much of a review because it wasn't much of a movie. It was a cute, mindless, feel good holiday film. You see it once during the holidays and never think about it ever again.


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