★★★★½ "Smart, sassy, sensitive and sensationally good" - Stuff
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.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Levy with Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen.
91% Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★½ - Stuff
"Delightful and deceptively deep, Happiest Season seems destined to be a future Christmas favourite."
★★★★ - The Guardian
"A festive treat" "Entertaining"
"[Happiest Season] feels fresh, a sprightly and substantial comedy"
"...there’s also a level of nuance and grit that one wouldn’t usually expect from something quite so festive and quite so glossy."
★★★★ - Empire
"A lively, attractive paean"... "plenty of Christmas cheer"... "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."
★★★★ - Daily Mirror
"Happiest Season is a glossy and heartfelt Christmas rom-com that provides warmth and a few laughs"
★★★★ - Screen Rant
"Happiest Season is a cheesy, fun and heartfelt romantic comedy, with a sweetly genuine queer love story at the center of this holiday tale"
"An earnest, endearing story about the pressure we put on ourselves to perform perfection." Little White Lies