Single All the Way is Netflix’s latest rom-com and its latest holiday romance all rolled into one. What’s better than that? There really is no better setting for romance than the holidays. It makes the first sparks that much more magical.
And Christmas rom-coms have certainly been a success for Netflix in the past. With A Christmas Prince (and its sequels), The Princess Switch (and its sequels), A Castle for Christmas, Holidate, Love Hard, and Dash & Lily, the streaming service knows what it’s good at and knows what the people like. Why fix something that isn’t broke? (Although, some Hanukkah rom-coms would be great, too.)
But Single All the Way is different than most holiday rom-coms we’ve seen for the past few decades. Single All the Way features a love story between two gay men.
While we’ve seen a few holiday movies featuring gay characters in the past couple of years, they are few and far between. Luckily, Netflix has decided to fill in the gap a little bit. The movie will hit the streaming service on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021.
The cast includes Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge, Barry Bostwick, Luke Macfarlane, Kathy Najimy, and Jennifer Robertson.
What is Netflix’s Single All the Way about?
Single All the Way follows Peter as he prepares to make his way home for the holidays. But he has a bit of a problem. He is single and he knows his family will judge and pester him about that fact for his entire stay. So, he comes up with a plan. He is going to bring his best friend Nick home with him and they’re going to pretend to be a couple.
If you are at all familiar with the fake dating trope, you know how this is going to go down. Nick and Peter will have to act like they’re in love in front of Peter’s family. They will probably have to kiss. There might be only one bed. And eventually, one or both of them are going to catch feelings and things are going to get messy. A family member might try to set Peter up on a blind date.
But don’t worry, it’s a rom-com. Peter and Nick will decide they are each other’s happily ever after, the truth will come out, and love will triumph!
Take a sneak peek at the trailer here:
The official Netflix synopsis pretty much describes what I just said above, but with fewer feels. Check it out below:
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy) sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane)— the plan goes awry.
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