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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.

Director:

Jim Fall

Writers:

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

Comedy | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Bonnie Somerville and Sam Pancake appeared on Kitchen Confidential (2005). See more »

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When Hillary and David are discussing wedding plans with Father Macy, David reveals he is Jewish. Father Macy says he will not be able to perform the wedding and Hillary says that David will convert. The Catholic Church has allowed interfaith couples to get married in a church ceremony for decades without the need for the non-Catholic partner to convert. See more »

Quotes

Hillary Burns: [seeing the family house filled with people] Oh, my god. I thought you said this was family only.
Meredith Burns: Well, I didn't want the whole town to think that you were going to be a spinster forever.
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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Arranged by Kerry Muzzey
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Excellent actors; a regular light Hallmark movie.
10 December 2012 | by BobislocatedSee all my reviews

I watch many of the seasonal Hallmark movies. Since they are all pretty predictable, good acting is what I need to make me happy. The actor/actresses in this light movie were excellent. Good casting. I am now a fan of Bonnie Somerville, an really good actress. Actually her acting is so real she doesn't seem to be acting. I would try to watch her in other futures movies. So glad Shelley Long played her role. She looked so much better than in Modern Family. The movie needed some script tweaking but I left feeling good, so I will forgive that. Hey, it is a typical Hallmark movie (with very good actors). When I say typical Hallmark movie I mean: very similar plots; different setting; different actors. :-)


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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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