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HOLIDAY RUSH (2019) The Thing I Liked…

Holiday Rush (2019), Netflix
Holiday Rush (2019), Netflix

Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Romany Malco and La La Anthony, I was initially drawn to Holiday Rush for the festive theme, the decorations (which were OK) and hopefully a good story of someone making their way back after a setback.

I like the general outline of the way popular radio DJ Rush Williams (Malco) managed to bounce back after suffering a career disappointment. And I’m not mad at how, like almost every Christmas themed movie with a focus on family, love and togetherness, Holiday Rush had its own version of a ‘Christmas miracle.’ Meaning that everything came together in the end, just in time for December 25th.

My issue is with the execution. Director Leslie Small’s story relied quite a bit on the usual cliches to build the story and move things along, sometimes in a way that unfortunately felt rushed and contrived in places. Acting-wise, Malco and Martin-Green didn’t do badly. The story edit just didn’t help anyone overall.

At a push, the brief musical performance towards the end is likely my favourite thing about Holiday Rush.

If you’re super curious, Netflix is where it’s at.

Happy Film Loving 

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HOLIDAY RUSH (2019): New Trailer From Romany Malco, Stormi Maya, Sonequa Martin-Green, La La Anthony…

Holiday Rush (2019), Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Netflix
Holiday Rush (2019), Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Holiday Rush (2019).


Starring Romany Malco, La La Anthony, Stormi Maya and Sonequa Martin- Green, Holiday Rush is a new Leslie Small diercted comedy / romance.

The Christmas themed story centres around a popular radio DJ (Malco) after he’s fired and has to move himself and his four spoiled children into his aunt’s house. And from his aunt’s home begins the figuring out of a plan to get back on the airwaves…

I’m in for the Christmas themes of course but perhaps even more so, I want to see how Malco’s character will rise again following the unexpected setback.

Tamala Jones, Deon Cole, Darlene Love, Roscoe Orman, Amarr M. Wooten, Jimmy Palumbo, Chris Walker, Alysia Livingston and Deysha Nelson also star.

Holiday Rush Release Dates: November 28th, 2019 (US)…

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