Happiest Season

Happiest Season

Happiest Season

A young woman plans to propose to her girlfriend but discovers that she hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents in this rom-com starring Mackenzie Davis (Tully) and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga).

2020Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual references102 minsUSA
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Stuff

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Seems destined to be a future Christmas favourite.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Given DuVall's background as an actor it's unsurprising she draws such engaging work from her cast, with tasty individual characterizations, but more importantly, a group dynamic that's both lively and believable.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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DuVall employs a deft, subtle hand to tease out these conundrums, building to an everyone-blurts-out-the-truth climax that has earned its teary speechifying.

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Clea DuVall's new movie has some big laughs, but it's at its most potent when it examines what it means to join a family.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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An ode to impossible expectations, pride, bravery and loyalty, Happiest Season wraps up everything you could want for Christmas in a neat, thoughtful little bow.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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All of these orbiting characters can't dress up the wooden chemistry between Stewart and Davis, which stands in stark contrast to the actual chemistry between Stewart and Aubrey Plaza.

Variety

Variety

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At heart, "Happiest Season" is a serious, at times revolutionary mainstream comedy rooted in the sadness of a world where the closet, for too many people, still persists in some form.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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A smart, heartfelt comedy whose small flaws are easily blotted out by bigger charms.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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It's not a knockout, but the actors frequently are. The rest is an exercise in not overdoing it. It's here, it's queer, it's not much else -- and that's OK.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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An earnest, endearing story about the pressure we put on ourselves to perform perfection.

New York Post

New York Post

press

Tonally, "Happiest Season" is a bit uneven; it can move from broad hijinks to high emotion a little too quickly. But it also delivers wonderfully heartfelt moments...

Stuff

Stuff

press

Seems destined to be a future Christmas favourite.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Given DuVall's background as an actor it's unsurprising she draws such engaging work from her cast, with tasty individual characterizations, but more importantly, a group dynamic that's both lively and believable.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

DuVall employs a deft, subtle hand to tease out these conundrums, building to an everyone-blurts-out-the-truth climax that has earned its teary speechifying.

Collider

Collider

press

Clea DuVall's new movie has some big laughs, but it's at its most potent when it examines what it means to join a family.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An ode to impossible expectations, pride, bravery and loyalty, Happiest Season wraps up everything you could want for Christmas in a neat, thoughtful little bow.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

All of these orbiting characters can't dress up the wooden chemistry between Stewart and Davis, which stands in stark contrast to the actual chemistry between Stewart and Aubrey Plaza.

Variety

Variety

press

At heart, "Happiest Season" is a serious, at times revolutionary mainstream comedy rooted in the sadness of a world where the closet, for too many people, still persists in some form.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A smart, heartfelt comedy whose small flaws are easily blotted out by bigger charms.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's not a knockout, but the actors frequently are. The rest is an exercise in not overdoing it. It's here, it's queer, it's not much else -- and that's OK.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

An earnest, endearing story about the pressure we put on ourselves to perform perfection.

New York Post

New York Post

press

Tonally, "Happiest Season" is a bit uneven; it can move from broad hijinks to high emotion a little too quickly. But it also delivers wonderfully heartfelt moments...

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