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My Dad's Christmas Date (2020)

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A 16-year-old tries to play matchmaker for her widowed father during Christmastime.

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Mick Davis
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Credited cast:
Jeremy Piven ... David
Olivia-Mai Barrett ... Jules
Joely Richardson ... Sarah
Hadar Cats ... Emma
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Mr. Thompson
Nathalie Cox ... Laura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nell Baker ... Chorister
Louise Bangay Louise Bangay ... Aunt Tammy
Megan Brown ... Claire
Felix Butterwick Felix Butterwick ... Ben
Genevieve Capovilla ... Amanda
Sophie Corcoran Sophie Corcoran ... Natasha
Janine Craig Janine Craig ... Caroline
Grant Crookes Grant Crookes ... Cathedral Concert Guest
Wade Crouch ... Tom
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In many ways, David and Jules Evans relationship is no different from that of most fathers and sixteen-year-old daughters. He struggles to understand her, she refuses to communicate with him. He wants to be involved in her life, she wants her own space. In one important aspect, however, David and Jules are separated from the rest of society: the death of Jules' mum, and David's wife, in a car crash two years previous. With both struggling to cope with the rigors of daily life in the wake of this devastating loss, Jules decides to take matters into her own hands. Creating profiles for David on multiple online dating platforms, Jules sets out to find her dad a partner and, for herself, someone with whom she can talk. The question is, in the search for a new mum, will Jules find her old dad?

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Filmed in and around York, including St Peter's School which is the 4th oldest school in the world with alumni including Guy Fawkes. See more »

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Jules: Interests or hobbies?
David: Ahh. I like. Ahh. Drama free children. Yea. Ahh. Yea, are you kidding, hobbies. Hmm. Well, you know, I like naps, music, falling asleep in public, art, none of the modern stuff. Ahh. Yea.
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Mediocre, but okay to watch
10 December 2020 | by robert-20-930861See all my reviews

Definitely not a romcom, which the title does hint at. It was okay, Jeremy Piven is great, but feels a bit out of place. Oliva-Mai wasn't bad, but I felt her character was very badly written.

The actual plot is just too farfetched, it could happen if the girl was a lot younger, but as she's 16, the immersion isn't there, which prevents the really emotional moments from having the same impact.

The movie seems confused at what it is, is it a Christmas Romcom as the title and main plot suggests, a coming of age story as the subplot (with a very odd conclusion) suggests, or is it a drama about a family tragedy?

Because of this, neither the comedy or the drama quite hit home, and it's too bad, as there's definitely potential.


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6 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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My Dad's Christmas Date See more »

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York, UK

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