The plot of Holidate is so obvious, I'm kind of shocked no one has done it before. Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey star as a pair of incredibly attractive but chronically single people who strike a deal: They'll be each other's platonic dates to every holiday get-together for the next year, but won't ever make it more than it is. But of course, they're going to fall in love, will have a big fight, and then realize they're right for one another by the end of the 90 minutes.
Every part of me wants to reject this as yet another disposable Netflix rom-com that will be forgotten by the time the credits roll. Yet I find myself irresistibly charmed by the main duo, and the deep bench of a supporting cast, which includes Frances Fisher (Watchmen), Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live), Jessica Capshaw (Grey's Anatomy), and Kristen Chenoweth, in what is sure to be a scene-stealing performance.
Check out the trailer below.
Holidate premieres exclusively on Netflix on October 28.