You might think that Netflix is a new one The film "Holidate" offers a vacation-themed romance that's perfect for a family party. You are wrong.
The film stars Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey as a pair of strangers who agree (in classic romantic comedy style) to keep each other company over the holidays.
And while the film can't be completely pigeonholed as a raunchy comedy – it also contains a dash of meta-textual commentary with a healthy dose of undiluted romantic Schmaltz – "Holidate" is certainly full of sexually frank dialogue and a few of its biggest set-ups put it all on gross humor. As one of the hosts on the Original Content podcast noted, it can be extremely uncomfortable to watch with your family.
But if you avoid this awkwardness, is it actually funny? Sometimes! One word that comes up repeatedly in our review is "appropriate" – Darrell hailed the film's surprisingly dirty humor, while Anthony and Jordan were at least slightly entertained.
In addition to reviewing "Holidate," we also discussed the impact of Netflix's decision to remove "Chappelle's Show" at Dave Chappelle's request.
You can listen to our review in the player below, subscribe to Apple Podcasts, or find us on a podcast player of your choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)
If you want to move on, the episode is broken down as follows:
1:11 Dave Chappelle discussion
1:50 pm "Holidate" rating
37:39 "Holidate" spoiler discussion