'Holidate' Preview: Emma Roberts is bringing home a new date for the holidays in Netflix romance movie
'Holidate' will see 'American Horror Story' star Emma Roberts and Australian hunk Luke Bracey, get in a convenient arrangement in the latest romantic comedy on Netflix
Netflix served some quality horror content throughout October. But now that Halloween season is drawing to an end, the streaming site is back at what it does best – romantic comedies. 'Holidate' will see 'American Horror Story' star Emma Roberts and Australian hunk Luke Bracey, get in a convenient arrangement in the latest romantic comedy on Netflix. What do you do when you are perennially single and your family cannot wait for you to get it on with a partner? This is especially difficult during the holiday season when your entire family expects you to bring home a certain someone.
Sloane, played by Emma Roberts, has been under pressure of bringing home a plus one for the longest time. Her family has been asking her to return home with a boyfriend - how much longer is she going to remain single and sit at the kids' table? As a result of this constant pressure, she hates the holidays. Sloane is not the only one.
Jackson, played by Bracey, also hates the holidays for the exact same reason. He has to find a new date only for the sake of the holidays following which he must break up with them (rather awkwardly). When these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas holiday season, they find a solution to this singledom problem.
They decide to make a pact to be each other's 'holidate' for every festive occasion throughout the next year.
So what is a 'holidate'? "It's a convenient arrangement in which two people agree to be one another's plus-one for special occasions throughout the year. No one has to worry about being dateless - or about anything getting too serious. At the end of the evening, both parties go their separate ways, until the next festive get-together," Netflix suggested in a press statement.
With their mutual disdain for the holidays, Sloane and Jackson think that they have the best plan in motion. But, of course, not everything goes as per their plan. While they assure themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, Sloane and Jackson make the perfect team. But what about the pact they made with each other?
Their year of absurd celebrations come to an end and they are soon in for a discovery that will change their life. Written by Tiffany Paulsen and directed by John Whitesell, 'Holidate' follows Sloane and Jackson as they find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.
Catch 'Holidate' on Netflix on Netflix on October 28, 2020.