Holiday Rush

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 4.9  (3,016)

Holiday Rush is a heartfelt holiday movie that follows the story of a popular radio host named Rush Williams (played by Romany Malco) and his family. Rush is an over-the-top DJ, who has built a successful career out of dishing out advice to his devoted listeners. However, everything changes when he is suddenly let go from his job just before Christmas, leaving him and his four children with a huge financial crisis.

With only a few weeks left before the holidays, Rush and his wife Roxy (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) - who is a successful lawyer - scramble to figure out how to make ends meet. They are forced to downsize their luxurious lifestyle and move in with Roxy's mother (played by Darlene Love) in her small apartment in a tight-knit community.

As Rush's children adjust to their new lifestyle, they learn the true meaning of family and find joy in simple pleasures such as baking holiday treats together and helping their grandmother sell her famous homemade jam. In the midst of all this, Rush is approached by a rival radio station that offers him a job, but with a big catch. He must give up his authenticity and play generic pop music instead of his beloved old-school R&B.

Throughout the movie, Rush grapples with this difficult decision while also trying to get his old job back. He also comes to realize that money and fame are not everything, and that his family and the love they share is the most precious gift of all.

Holiday Rush is a heartwarming and feel-good movie that touches on important themes such as family, resilience, and the true meaning of the holiday season. The performances by the cast is commendable, especially Romany Malco being effortlessly charming in his role of Rush, and Sonequa Martin-Green bringing a subtle strength to the character of Roxy. The movie also boasts of a talented supporting cast that makes the audience laugh, cry, and root for the Williams family.

The film's setting, a small town community, creates a cozy and nostalgic atmosphere that serves as a perfect backdrop for the story. The beautiful holiday decorations and the soundtrack of classic R&B hits, including staples like Stevie Wonder's "What Christmas Means to Me," further enhance the festive mood.

While some may argue that the plot is predictable and clichéd, its warmth and optimism more than make up for it. The movie's message of hope and the importance of family is timely, especially in a year that has been challenging for many people. It offers an escape from the gloom and doom while reminding us that relationships, not materialistic things, are what truly matter.

In conclusion, Holiday Rush is a feel-good holiday movie that delivers on the promise of its title. It manages to put a fresh spin on the tried and tested formula of a family going through a crisis and coming out stronger in the end. It's a film that offers laughs, tears, and plenty of heart along the way. A must-watch for those looking for an uplifting movie to curl up to during the holiday season.

Holiday Rush is a 2019 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (3,016)