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Holiday Engagement (2011)

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

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Jim Fall

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Barbara Kymlicka (story), Charlotte Clark-Gamache (story) (as Charlotte Gamache) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Somerville ... Hillary Burns
Shelley Long ... Meredith Burns
Jordan Bridges ... David
Sam McMurray ... Roy Burns (as Sam Mcmurray)
Haylie Duff ... Trish
Carrie Wiita ... Joy Burns
Chris McKenna ... Jason King (as Chris Mckenna)
Edi Patterson ... Sophie
Christopher Goodman ... Peter
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Woman in Bridal Store
Sam Pancake ... Julian
Susie Castillo ... Lindsay
Michael Monks ... Father Macy
Sam Horrigan ... Surfer Dude
Roy Jenkins ... Boring Man
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday Engagement See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bonnie Somerville, Sam Pancake, and Sam McMurray appeared on Friends (1994). Bonnie played Mona, Ross' girlfriend, McMurray played Doug, Chandler's boss, Pancake played a waiter. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, David says that they drove Hillary's Jetta instead of his (Jason's) Tesla to save mileage on the Tesla, but Hillary's car is a Passat, not a Jetta. See more »

Quotes

Meredith Burns: So what's going on with you and Jason?
Hillary Burns: Nothing.
Meredith Burns: My point exactly. For two young lovebirds, I don't see much affection. No kiss. No hug.
Hillary Burns: Mom, he's just not a touchy-feely guy. Don't worry about it.
Meredith Burns: Well, I just want to be able to see your marriage succeed, you know? Most marriages fall apart first in the bedroom. You know, your father and I make love three times a week.
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Soundtracks

Angels We Have Heard on High
(uncredited)
Traditional Christmas tune based on a traditional French carol known as "Les Anges dans nos campagnes", composed by an unknown author.
Performed by Jordan Bridges
(Scene with David playing the piano)
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Really enjoyable, light and happy movie
30 December 2012 | by leaveacommentSee 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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