Holding Out Reviews
This same story has already been told from a guy's point of view in "40 Days and 40 Nights" so there's nothing particularly fresh about this. The script is excruciatingly dull as it sets up the premise and then fails to follow through with anything new or innovative, and while the five female leads are all attractive enough their characters are not very interesting.
In fact, everything about the films feels generic, including the title which was inexplicably changed from "Manfast", Now, there's absolutely nothing to distinguish this from a dozen other movies. The picture isn't nearly as daring as it needed to be. In reality, it's quite tame despite the fact that it takes a weird twist at the midway point when Bruce Davison shows up and offers a million dollars to encourage anyone and everyone to have sex with his daughter. And even that's not inherently funny, just uncomfortable and awkward.
I guess I have to give the film credit for having more of an indie vibe rather than a low-budget feel to it, but the whole thing is so bland that it never really matters much. And if this is the "unrated" cut as the DVD practically screams it is, I'd hate to see how sanitized and boring the rated version is.
"Holding Out" isn't so much bad as it's lazy and forgettable. It's definitely not as sleazy (or as funny) as it should have been.