I began watching the film and I simply couldn't stop! I was hooked after the first ten minutes. This is really a great little film and I recommend it to everyone. It touches a lot of issues and the setting is so refreshingly different. I also think Ving did a brilliant job playing the main character. I am sure he is glad to have that as part of his CV. As for the rest of the cast, I thought they all did a great job.
He played a great supporting role! Its great that Logo is bringing this movie to us and I hope plenty of people get to see it. Lo-Baby 11 December Upon seeing "Holiday Heart" last night, I was left with a heartwarming feeling. A slightly unusual Christmas tale, but very well done. As in any movie, there were certain parts that were less than realistic Social Services would've been all over this situation and I would've liked to have seen a little more development of the relationship between all the characters, but as I usually say, I don't watch movies for reality, I watch them for entertainment or escape.
The always-enjoyable Ving Rhames looked a little uncomfortable portraying a drag queen at first, but was impressively camping it up by the end of the film. There was a fine supporting cast as well, especially the exceptional Alfre Woodard as the mother who struggles with her drug addiction. Jesika Reynolds did a fine job in this role as the heartbroken daughter, and Mykelti Williamson was excellent as usual as Silas.
Kudos to Robert Townsend for a lovely and slightly surprising story. All in all, if you have a chance to watch this movie, I highly recommend it! You've got to give Ving Rhames credit for being in full drag on stage lip-synching "Baby love, my baby love Holiday Heart is the tale of Holiday, a talented drag queen and how his life intertwines with the lives of a young girl named Nikki and her mother, who tries to kick a drug habit during the course of the film.
Holiday is at first accepted by the mother and child after he saves them from an abusive relationship, only to be rejected by them when a new love enters the mother's life. The new love is a drug dealer, but does not approve of the mother using drugs. She eventually goes back to the drugs and he cuts her loose.
After she disappears Holiday has to step back in to help take care of Nikki, which he does, even though he has dreams of getting away to Paris to start a new life since he recently lost the love of his life. Where do I start with this film? Ving Rhames, who plays Holiday, gives one of the best performances I have ever seen in my lifetime. Alfre Woodard, who plays the mother, just steals the show though. Her portrayal of an addicted mother is so great that words can do it no justice.
It really has to be seen. The child actor turns in an outstanding performance as the child distraught over her mother's problems. I was extremely impressed at how she was so adult in many scenes, due to the fact that such a life will cause a child to grow up very quickly. I rate this a solid 10 out of One of the greatest films I've ever seen.
I've seen lots of movies with Ms Woodard and not knowingly have seen Mr Rhames in his other movies. Ms Woodard is so convincing as a full-blown, out-there-on-that-end drug user, then to see her as a ghost who needs to finish business on earth in Heart and Soul And Mr Rhames had me thinking he was indeed a drag queen outside of the movies! Dang, he's good!! One of the best scenes is in the drug store for Nikki and that's all I'm saying!! Unfortunately, there are women who fit Ms Woodard's striking profile of the drug user and though some do end up as Wanda, many do make it through and become clean and go forward.
I hope this was so for the lady who had to live the nightmare with her mother. If this paragraph has to be removed because it's personal, I understand. A great rental that makes you feel warm inside. This deals with raw issues. Ving plays an excellent role and he is what caught my eye to continue watching it.
He is much more handsome in real life. I watched the edited version on TV but would rent the actual copy to not have the edited scenes as i saw on BET. I don't remember this movie getting a lot of publicity but this movie would have the same type of popularity as "The Burning Bed". Don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.
This is absolutely the very best film that Ving Rames has ever made. His performance was amazing, totally outside of his expected roles. His portrait of a gay drag queen is exquisite. It shows a depth of understanding and empathy which has not been seen is years. His performance is more than deserving of an academy award, not withstandinq that this offering does not qualify for such an award.
Mighty 5 March I came across this movie last night, I have to say that the movie was excellent. The acting was awesome, the story line was incredible. Two thumbs up for everyone, a job well done. I have 27 years of sobriety and I understand the progression of the addictive disease. Ving Rhames, you played an awesome role, I felt your compassion. Great job. Alfre Woodard, what can I say, you are an incredible actress. Your performance was amazing. I was captivated with your performance and was aww with how you portrayed a drug addict.
Jesika Reynolds, as a young actress at that time you were amazing in dealing with a mother of a drug addict. Beautiful performance. This is truly a must see movie on anyone's list. I saw this movie, as other viewers did, by channel surfing. I almost stopped watching it when I saw Ving playing a gay man - not very attractive, but he really surprised me. His acting in this movie, along with Alfrie, was the greatest.
I agree that they should not have glorified the drug dealer. But I lived around crack addicts and Alfrie gives a very accurate portrayal. I am trying to find it to rent. I want to see it again. I am sure we could all guess that she was going to die in the end, but it still made for an excellent picture.
I have seen many movies on the street life, and yes, I do agree it is a little like a Touched by an Angel show, but America needs more of this type of thing because the problem will not go away by ignoring or judging it. People may very well be offended by her trying to pimp off her daughter, but that is the reality of the disease of addiction.
Instead of spending money for a war across the seas, we should spend more on stopping the inflow of cocaine and heroin into this country. But why should they; the rich get richer, who cares if an occasional mother loving mother gets hooked and dies. That is the whole problem. It's not looked at until it becomes personal, then they want to change things. Excellent movie. This would be such a huge departure from the roles he usually plays.
I could not wait to see if he would be able to pull it off. Well, pull it off he did; and excellently I might add. Great movie, great story and great acting. As usual, Alfre Woodard does not disappoint. A must see even if it is just to see Ving lip sync "baby love". Rhames works hard to fit into his character and his dresses and, to his credit, pulls it off. The film in general is a little schmaltzy around the edges, makes obvious efforts to push the viewers buttons for the desired result, and tells a story which beyond the unique premise is unoriginal.
Nonetheless, the viewer who sets skeptical analysis aside and goes with the flow may just become pleasantly engrossed in this heart warming tale of strange bedfellows. Holiday Heart is a Hallmark Movie starring Ving Rhames as a Christian Drag Queen, who intervenes when a drug-addicted prostitute is being beaten by her pimp. He offers her and her 12 year old daughter a bravura performance by Jessyka Quynn Reynolds a safe place for a few days, and becomes inextricably entwined in their lives, loving the daughter as his own, and raising her.
This movie addresses drug addiction and its effects on families, as well as the issues of homophobia, and self-acceptance, in a non-preachy manner. The subject matter is well handled, and is authentically presented. I have watched this show twice now and I must say, this movie is a tragic winner. You know there is some truth to this movie and to see this with such touching acting makes you ache to help someone in trouble. I have known people going through life with just as horrendous times but never having a friend like Holiday Heart.
Havin that would have eased their pain. I am happily married with 6 grandchildren and I would love for my son-in-law watch this and realize what drugs can do to a family. Loving someone does not make two yous, it makes 1 us. This movie is very moving and watching it with my wife, who is stricken with colon cancer, this movie made both of us turn and say I Love You at the same time. This movie is one I would love to own. I happened upon this movie recently while my girlfriend was watching BET.
She remembered the movie from her childhood and wanted to give it another viewing for the sake of nostalgia. I was immediately stunned to see Ving Rhames saucing around in drag. Oh my. I actually thought it was an offbeat comedy of sorts. Apparently, it's not, and that's what totally captivated me. Every scene is played for sheer drama, and just about every scene had me howling with laughter.
I've recommended this to many of my friends who are big fans of MST3K and unintentionally funny movies, in general, and every single one of them has been blown away. It's pure gold. The movie has a very low-budget, Hallmark or Lifetime Network look and feel. I believe it was probably made for a cable network though because it does have a little bit of strong language. It has some top-shelf talent on-board as well: Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson doesn't ring a bell?
Think "shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich"! Then he fights Wild Bill. Mike starts talking about the curse. Eric tells him that he has had too much to drink, haha. Joyce believes him and says Mike manifested this guilt for years and has projected it onto Monica. Joyce tells him that he needs to apologize to the woman he has hurt in the past. Eric goes with him for some reason. At the house of the woman, whose name is Summer St.
Of course, she put a spell on him with that name! Mike demands that she talk of the curse, and they get into an argument. Eric tries to talk sense into Mike and asks him to apologize for Monica. Mike apologizes, and Summer challenges him to apologize to the one woman he hurt the most, and the woman must accept his apology.
Mike goes to a few houses of past hunnies but realizes that the woman he hurt the most is his wife, who passed away. He visits her grave and apologizes. Monica and Wild Bill are getting married????? Keri and Joi try to stall. Mike distracts Wild Bill while Eric sneaks into the bridal suite. Eric tells Monica that he loves her and always has. They are about to kiss when Wild bill burst into the room. Eric pleads with Monica and tells her about the curse.
Eric shoots his shot and goes for the kiss. Expecting for the spell to be broken, Eric is heart broken when Monica runs off upset. In the bathroom while looking in the Mirror, Monica comes to her senses. She rushes after Eric after breaking it off with Wild Bill. Who seems to not even care, he marries his assistant instead. Monica and Eric kiss and the spell is broken. Flash forward to New Year and Eric has saved the community center.
Everyone celebrates in slow motion. Then we get some small scenes of what everyone is doing, ending with Monica and Eric snuggling on the couch and drinking champagne together. Weird ending actually! I enjoyed all three of their new movies this year. This movie was my least favorite. Thank you. Listen to the podcast: Lifetime Uncorked available wherever you get your podcast.
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Subscribe on Youtube. Aired At Christmastime, a philandering father rushes to apologize to every woman he's hurt over the years in order to break a karmic curse that's been cast on his daughter. Mike starts talking about the curse. Eric tells him that he has had too much to drink, haha. Joyce believes him and says Mike manifested this guilt for years and has projected it onto Monica. Joyce tells him that he needs to apologize to the woman he has hurt in the past.
Eric goes with him for some reason. At the house of the woman, whose name is Summer St. Of course, she put a spell on him with that name! Mike demands that she talk of the curse, and they get into an argument. Eric tries to talk sense into Mike and asks him to apologize for Monica. Mike apologizes, and Summer challenges him to apologize to the one woman he hurt the most, and the woman must accept his apology. Mike goes to a few houses of past hunnies but realizes that the woman he hurt the most is his wife, who passed away.
He visits her grave and apologizes. Monica and Wild Bill are getting married????? Keri and Joi try to stall. Mike distracts Wild Bill while Eric sneaks into the bridal suite. Eric tells Monica that he loves her and always has. They are about to kiss when Wild bill burst into the room. Eric pleads with Monica and tells her about the curse. Eric shoots his shot and goes for the kiss.
Expecting for the spell to be broken, Eric is heart broken when Monica runs off upset. In the bathroom while looking in the Mirror, Monica comes to her senses. She rushes after Eric after breaking it off with Wild Bill. Who seems to not even care, he marries his assistant instead.
Monica and Eric kiss and the spell is broken. Flash forward to New Year and Eric has saved the community center. Everyone celebrates in slow motion. Then we get some small scenes of what everyone is doing, ending with Monica and Eric snuggling on the couch and drinking champagne together. Weird ending actually! I enjoyed all three of their new movies this year.
This movie was my least favorite. Thank you. Listen to the podcast: Lifetime Uncorked available wherever you get your podcast. View all posts by Patrick Serrano.
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