When the First Look pictures dropped for this holiday rom-com, we were charmed by the cast and pumped at the idea of a Hallmark-style holiday movie that’s totally queer. Well, the trailer dropped and we see little to change our minds:
That really does look adorable. We wrinkled our noses a bit at the ’90s-esque “in the closet” storyline, but it looks like it’s all handled with with and charm — even if we do find the idea of any parents in 2020 being that clueless in the face of that many hints to be a bit questionable. Dan Levy playing straight and anyone with a central nervous system being fooled by it? In the words of the Lesser Cher, AS IF.
But K Stew looks like she’s having a lot of fun and we look forward to her diving head-first into her queerness onscreen. There’s such a strange, mismatched energy happening between her and Levy that it makes us curious to see more of it. And the casting of Alison Brie, McKenzie Davis and Mary Holland as not only sisters, but the daughters of Mary Steenburgen and Victor Garber is chef’s-kiss perfect.
Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner – until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay – is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. HAPPIEST SEASON is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.
Directed By: Clea DuVall
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Levy with Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen
“Happiest Season” premieres November 25, only on Hulu.
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