Holiday Rush (2019)

Holiday Rush
Director: Leslie Small
Writer: Sean Dwyer, Greg Cope White
Cast: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love, Amarr M. Wooten, Deysha Nelson, Andrea-Marie Alphonse, Selena-Marie Alphonse, Deon Cole, Tamala Jones, Alysia Livingston
Seen on: 28.12.2019

Rush (Romany Malco) is a widower and a very successful radio host. Together with his best friend-slash-producer Roxy (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Auntie Jo (Darlene Love), he can balance both his professional life and his four kids in a very comfortable life. This all comes to an end, though, when Rush is not offered part ownership of the radiostation he works at as expected, but is instead fired – and just before Christmas to boot. Rush and his family have to move in with Auntie Jo and have to say goodbye to the rich life they led so far, much to the horror of the kids. But Rush and Roxy are a dream team and it doesn’t take long for them to come up with a new plan.

Holiday Rush is a fun film and for once a Christmas film that makes do without white people. Is it a little heavy-handed with its message? Well, yeah, but it’s a Christmas film after all, so that’s what you’d expect.

The film poster showing the entire family standing in a group hug and another image of Rush (Romany Malco) smiling.
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