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Holiday Heart (2000)

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In this drama with comic touches directed by Robert Townsend, a middle-aged drag queen (Ving Rhames) still dealing with the loss of his longtime lover meets a 12-year-old girl (Jessika Reynolds) who has no home. Touched by her plight, the drag queen takes in the girl and her mother (Alfre Woodard), a talented writer who has fallen into a cycle of drug abuse. With his help, the woman and her daughter try to rebuild their lives, but they have trouble breaking their ties with the drug dealer (Mykelti Williamson) who been the mother's supplier and confidante. Holiday Heart is based on the play of the same name by Cheryl West.

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Cast

Ving Rhames
as Holiday Heart
Guy Fauchon
as Travel Agent
Blu Mankuma
as Pastor Henry
Lorena Gale
as Mrs. Owens
James Kidnie
as Penthouse M.C.
Emy Aneke
as Ricky
Patricia Idlette
as Mrs. Walker
Bob Dawson
as Farmer
Doug Cameron
as Principal
Steven Miller
as Velveeta
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Audience Reviews for Holiday Heart

Great movie, a favorite of mine. Shows what greatness you can find if you look beyond the surface of people! Holiday, a drag queen, is a loyal friend, and a kind person, with a huge heart! Ving Rhames did a great job in this movie, as did Alfre Woodward as an addict.

Michael Whitman
Michael Whitman

I first saw this film on BET, and man was It a tear jerker. Holiday Heart is an all to real story about a drag queen, trying to take care of a little girl who's mother has become a crack addtic, who is willing to let her daughter get raped, just to have a hit of cocaine. Ving Rahmes is also good as Holiday, a drag queen who really wants to take care of this little girl, but doesn't know how. If you can seat though it's intense images, and sad story, than I recomend it, if not, than this movie is't for you.

Carl Williams
Carl Williams
½

One of the best bad movies ever. A lip synching, linebacker sized drag queen who takes in a scuzzy cokehead and her bad actor daughter.

Chris Parker
Chris Parker

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