Opinion | Netflix’s “Holidate” wants to have its gingerbread house and eat it too

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Near the beginning of “Holidate,” Sloane (played by Emma Roberts, with her usual catty energy dialed down to about a four) goes on a rant about how “cockamamie” romantic comedies are. “There’s always some fake reason the stars can’t be together when you know they’ll be together from the poster,” she says. “It’s like, ‘Oh, Boo-hoo’ I’m so heartbroken even though you’re perfect for me, I’m taking a break from dating.’ No one is ever taking a break from dating!”As far as cockamamie goes, the premise of this gem is about as cockamamie as it gets.This is something that we see often in modern day romantic comedies (like “Isn’t It Romantic,” also available on Netflix) where the heroine admits that she knows these movies are totally ridiculous while also falling for all the ridiculousness that comes along with these movies. It’s almost like a preemptive stance the writers and directors are taking to say, “Hey, we get it. Meg Ryan driving across the country because she listened to a guy on the radio is totally akin to stalking and shouldn’t be legal, but you’re going to fall …

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