Featuring a great cast that’s lead by Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, ‘Happiest Season’ offers a progressive take on the classic Christmas film.
Abby (Kristen Stewart) finds out that her girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has not yet come out to her family, causing her to question the woman she thought she knew.
This new knowledge makes way for a comedy of errors when Abby is invited to Harper’s family’s Christmas gathering.
Happiest Season upends the traditional family Christmas movie trope with the queer relationship element and it works really well.
Stewart and Mackenzie have great on-screen Chemistry together and the film, while thematically doesn’t feel too original, is a bit of fresh air.
Whether the story refers to a gay or straight relationship, the difficulties and awkwardness that come with exposing one’s personal life, including introducing to their family a new partner, always makes great material for some goofy comedy.
It feels like the perfect holiday movie for anyone looking to break away from the multitude of traditional romantic films that have come out around the season, and one that’s not shy to focus on progressive themes.
Happiest Season also stars Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Levy, Burl Moseley, Victor Garber, and Mary Steenburgen in supporting roles, and is due out in cinemas on 27 November 2020.