The Perfect Holiday
With an eye on her harried single mother, Nancy (Gabrielle Union), young Emily (Khail Bryant) seeks help from a department-store Santa (Morris Chestnut) who turns out to be just the thing Nancy wanted for Christmas. But problems arise when her rap star ex-hubby (Charles Q. Murphy) returns to stir up trouble. Faizon Love plays Santa's elf and best friend, Jamal, in this family-friendly holiday romance narrated by Queen Latifah.
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- Lance Rivera
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; making-of featurette; cast and crew interviews.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this fairly predictable holiday comedy includes some pratfalls and suggestive language and behavior -- especially on the part of the "bad" father. You can also expect ongoing deceptions and lies (between parents and children, boyfriend and girlfriend), some romantic kissing, a few cleavage shots, and some language ("damn," one use of "s--t," and sexual insinuations like "get busy").
- Sexual Content
- Some language ("bootylicious"); a couple of scenes feature women with cleavage. Gentle kissing between central couple.
- Cartoon credits show slapstick violence ("devilish" character pulls pranks on "angelic character using a saw and hammer, causing comic electrocution by Christmas lights, etc.). Jamal pretends to be a bounty hunter and stops a purse snatcher. Someone jokes that "Santa died." In a sort-of tense scene, a child almost falls from a tall Christmas tree.
- One use each of "damn" and "s--t," plus some sexual slang ("get busy" and "hook up").
- Social Behavior
- Throughout the film, Bah Humbug dupes and comically abuses Mrs. Christmas. Repeated family tensions between divorced parents and between disappointing dad and his ever-hopeful kids. Ongoing deceits, mistaken identities, and tricks.
- Visual and verbal references to Starbucks, Google, Sugar Pops, Enyce.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it