The Perfect Holiday
The Perfect Holiday (2007)

Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, and Terrence Howard star in a film concerning a young girl who implores a department-store Santa to find a new husband for her divorced mother for Christmas. Single mother of three Nancy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Perfect Holiday is the perfect example of Christmas movie clichés run amok.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I'd rather watch 90 minutes of a flickering yule log video than sit through this overcooked Christmas goose again.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

The Perfect Holiday makes the safest, blandest choices possible in delivering some Christmas cheer for the whole family.

Heather Huntington

Love eventually conquers all, as expected, but not before we're forced to sit through a nearly endless parade of clichés, unfunny jokes, and empty drama.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] wretched yuletide comedy.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Despite the flabby direction and uninspired plot, The Perfect Holiday almost works because Chestnut and Union are an attractive couple and you want them to get together.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Christmas fable is cute and tame, but unoriginal.

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

If tickets to this yuletide dreck are hiding in your stocking, you'd be better off with a lump of coal.

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Whitney Pastorek
Entertainment Weekly

[Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard] may be a draw, but it's too bad no one thought the endearing performances in this charming (if cliché) family romance would be enough.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard just show up enough in The Perfect Holiday to either pick up a paycheck or return some kind of mysterious unpaid debt to writer-director Lance Rivera.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
I expected Queen Latifah to be all over this movie not just tiny tiny appearances. It was okay. Not in my expectation though.
Fascade Fiveoneeight
The chemistry between Morris Chestnut & Gabrielle Union in this light hearted romantic comedy does wonders to the soul of the Christmas spirit. See it!
Red Lats
I found this a cookie-cutter type of movie. Lonely mom with three kids finds a perfect guy who has to work through various obstacles to find his way to true… More
Deb S
The Perfect Holiday has heart and Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union do they best they can. It is always refreshing to see a clean movie filled with romance… More
Mister Caple
If it weren't for Queen Latifah,this would have been disasterous from the start. The ONLY saving grace here is Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union.
William Goss
Exceedingly pathetic and slapsticky holiday-set rom-com.