“Happiest Season” Movie Review


Abby Allison, Staff Writer

Yep, another holiday romantic comedy. I know, it’s an overused, overrated concept. I admit, I personally don’t usually go for this genre either, but I had to give this one a chance.

This film follows Harper, a young woman who decides to bring her girlfriend, Abby, home for the holidays, despite having not yet come out to her conservative family. Harper plans to introduce Abby as her orphan friend.

Abby then questions, “it’s five days, how bad can it be?” which almost always foreshadows some serious ups and downs.

This movie pulls on the viewer’s heartstrings as they follow Harper’s journey for love, acceptance, and approval from her parents. However, chances are it will also have you laughing about ten seconds later.

If theater synopsis alone isn’t enough to get you to watch this masterpiece of a movie, maybe the cast list will convince you. This movie was written and directed by Clea Duvall, and stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Daniel Levy, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Mary Steenburg, and Mary Holland.

Happiest Season  is streaming on Hulu.