7.7/10
1,014
27 user 3 critic

Holiday Heart (2000)

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writers:

Cheryl L. West (teleplay), Cheryl L. West (play)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Wood (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While dealing with a friend's cold feet on his wedding day, a writer reminisces about his youth with his best friends.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Stars: Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Glenndon Chatman
Beauty Shop (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.

Director: Bille Woodruff
Stars: Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Djimon Hounsou
Baby Boy (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton
Stars: AlexSandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two families from different walks of life learn to work together.

Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Meagan Good
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.

Director: Craig Ross Jr.
Stars: Allen Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael Taliferro
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney.

Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Tracee Ellis Ross
Brotherly Love III (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia's famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.

Director: Jamal Hill
Stars: Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Director: Tyler Perry
Stars: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez
The Brothers (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four friends begin to question women and relationships when one of them announces impending nuptials.

Director: Gary Hardwick
Stars: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley
Crooklyn (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ving Rhames ... Holiday Heart
Alfre Woodard ... Wanda Dean
Jesika Reynolds ... Niki Dean (as Jessika Quynn Reynolds)
Mykelti Williamson ... Silas
Johnathan Wesley Wallace Johnathan Wesley Wallace ... Jambalaya Blue (as Johnathan Wallace)
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Sergeant
Blu Mankuma ... Pastor Henry
Lorena Gale ... Mrs. Owens
James Kidnie ... Penthouse M.C.
Benz Antoine ... Fisher
Guy Fauchon Guy Fauchon ... Travel Agent Dan
Ron Selmour ... LT (as Ronald Selmour)
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Mrs. Walker
Mary Antonini Mary Antonini ... Sarah
Emy Aneke ... Ricky
Edit

Storyline

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He'll do anything in his power... to keep them together. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday Heart See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Ving Rhames and Mykelti Williamson have played Don King. Ving Rhames portrayed King in Don King: Only in America (1997) and Mykelti Williamson played him in Ali (2001). See more »

Goofs

Nikki's shoes change from sneakers to boots during the scenes in which she first meets Holiday and when he takes them to his house. See more »

Quotes

Niki: So, are you and me gonna march in the gay parade?
Holiday Heart: Oh no baby. I'm from the old school. I marched with King - I ain't about to start marching with the queens.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'Solace' and 'The Light Between Oceans' (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Hurry Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ving Rhames and Alfre Woodard
4 December 2011 | by c-escalanteSee all my reviews

I've seen lots of movies with Ms Woodard and not knowingly have seen Mr Rhames in his other movies. Pulp Fiction was way too intense for me and Holiday Heart was something that I decided to watch, but these two actors in this movie are AWESOME!!! Ms Woodard is so convincing as a full-blown, out-there-on-that-end drug user, then to see her as a ghost who needs to finish business on earth in Heart and Soul.......this woman is amazing! And Mr Rhames had me thinking he was indeed a drag queen outside of the movies! Dang, he's good!! One of the best scenes is in the drug store for Nikki and that's all I'm saying!! (Unfortunately, there are women who fit Ms Woodard's striking profile of the drug user and though some do end up as Wanda, many do make it through and become clean and go forward. I hope this was so for the lady who had to live the nightmare with her mother. (If this paragraph has to be removed because it's personal, I understand.))


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed