6.0/10
3,032
23 user 4 critic

Holiday Engagement (2011)

Trailer
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON TV
ALL
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:

Barbara Kymlicka (story), Charlotte Clark-Gamache (story) (as Charlotte Gamache) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
704 ( 66)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Dear Santa (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.

Director: Jason Priestley
Stars: Amy Acker, David Haydn-Jones, Emma Duke
Merry Kissmas (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman engaged to marry a self-centered film and stage director/choreographer falls for a caterer whom she kisses, as does he for her.

Director: Michael Feifer
Stars: Karissa Lee Staples, Brant Daugherty, David O'Donnell
Love You Like Christmas (TV Movie 2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A high-powered executive reconsiders her priorities when car trouble leads her to Christmas Valley, a town in love with Christmas.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Bonnie Somerville, Brennan Elliott, Madison Brydges
Once Upon a Holiday (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a Princess escapes her entourage to explore New York City over Christmas, she meets a young man who shows the beautiful stranger his side of the city.

Director: James Head
Stars: Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell, Greg Evigan
A Christmas Kiss (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a spontaneous kiss, a struggling designer ends up falling in love with her demanding boss's boyfriend as she decorates his home for a Christmas party.

Director: John Stimpson
Stars: Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge, Brendan Fehr
A Bride for Christmas (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A single man tries to win a bet by getting a woman recovering from a broken engagement to marry him by Christmas.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Arielle Kebbel, Andrew W. Walker, Kimberley Sustad
Holiday High School Reunion (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she's ecstatic to finally have her chance to win back the one "that got away".

Director: Marita Grabiak
Stars: Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett, Jon Prescott
Naughty & Nice (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A cynical radio host is banished to Colorado, where he has an on-air spat with a hopeless romantic. Soon, their antagonistic relationship sparks the interest of the whole town.

Director: Sam Irvin
Stars: Haylie Duff, Tilky Jones, Maureen McCormick
The Spirit of Christmas (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The uncooperative manager claims a spirit who lives there will not approve. With Kate's ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson
Stars: Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, Steven A. Miller
Hitched for the Holidays (TV Movie 2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An attractive pair agrees to be each other's supposed significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families at bay.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Joey Lawrence, Emily Hampshire, Linda Darlow
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father's gift business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad's former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never ... See full summary »

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Andie MacDowell
A Christmas Detour (TV Movie 2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An anxious bride-to-be throws in with a broken-hearted guy and a happily married couple for an emergency ride to NYC, learning about each other and themselves along the way.

Director: Ron Oliver
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Paul Greene, Sarah Strange
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The young lady, who steals Hillary's wedding dress in the store, was played by Jennifer Elise Cox, who played Jan Brady, in the first two Brady Bunch movies that starred Shelley Long. See more »

Goofs

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

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.
See more »

Soundtracks

Anywhere But Here
Performed by St. Project
Written by Nerio Poogi (SIAE)
Published by Beach Path Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Pacifica Music LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent.
9 December 2014 | by kristy_bSee all my reviews

If you look past the ridiculously stupid concept that only Hollywood could come up with, and past the outrageous-ness of the whole thing, it's not too bad of a movie.

Shelley Long gave a really believable performance as the mother. When an actor is able to make you feel something (even if that feeling is intense irritability and frustration) they've done their job.

The chemistry between Jordan Bridges and Bonnie Somerville is also quite believable. So much so I wish that they were a real couple!

Overall, the plot, though sometimes slow, is very light and fun and even touching in some parts.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed