23. Holiday Rush
Release Year: 2019
Directed By: Leslie Small
Starring: Romany Malco, La La Anthony, Soneqeua Martin-Green, Tamala Jones, Deo Cole, Darlene Love, Stormi Maya, Roscoe Orman, Amarr M. Wooten, Alysia Livingston, Selena-Marie Alphonse, Andrea-Marie Alphonse
Release Date: Thursday, Nov. 28
One of the last Christmas movies to premiere in November, Holiday Rush snags the prime Thanksgiving release date and closes out the month strong for the next month to bring even more original holiday content.
And Holiday Rush continues to find Netflix breaking the usual holiday romantic comedy mold with casts that aren’t completely whitewashed. Let’s hope Netflix continues to make strides in this area and watch one of the month’s best new releases.
Romany Malco stars in Holiday Rush as DJ Rashon “Rush” Williams, who’s suddenly fired from his radio job and forced to move in with his aunt. But he isn’t on his own. He brings his four children with him, and they all have expensive requests on their Christmas lists. Along with his producer and his aunt, Rush forms a plan to remain on the airwaves in New York with the purchase of another radio station. But in order to do so, the Williams family will have to learn how to downsize their lives and remember it’s all about who, not what, you have.
Holiday Rush comes from director Leslie Small, who else directed Hair Show, comedy specials for Kevin Hart and Undercover Brother 2. The film features an excellent cast and an even better message, one that we should all listen to. It’s the fifth and final weekly original Christmas film to premiere on Netflix in November, but it’s no less worth adding to your watch list and watching with the whole family. Rush to watch Holiday Rush on Thanksgiving.