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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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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

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Trisha Burns (Haylie Duff) has a sister named Hillary (Bonnie Somerville). In real-life, Haylie Duff has a younger sister whose name is also Hilary. 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: [Handing her water glass to a waiter in the Mexican restaurant] Oh, um, I asked for seltzer. This looks like tap water with cheese floating in it.
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Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, written by Thomas Oliphant & John Thomas /Talhaiarn
Arranged by Kerry Muzzey
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Not the worst
26 November 2017 | by etruxellSee all my reviews

This is definitely not one of the worst cheesy Christmas movies I've seen, nor the best. The characters start out weak, but I think as the movie goes on the characters get better. The two leads, Hillary and David grow to have very nice chemistry. There are a few cute scenes with the two of them. Some of the supportive characters are pretty bad and annoying. What really bugged me throughout the movie was the lighting. Everyone's faves are tinted green. At times I wondered if someone got punched in the face or maybe had terrible concealer on. All in all it wasn't the worst.


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