"Happiest Season" is a 2020 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Clea DuVall.
The starring cast includes Kristen Stewart as Abby, Mackenzie Davis as Harper, Alison Brie as Sloane, Aubrey Plaza as Riley Johnson, Dan Levy as John, Mary Holland as Jane, Victor Garber as Ted, Mary Steenburgen as Tipper, Ana Gasteyer as Harry Levin, Jake McDorman as Connor and others.
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Hulu on Monday, November 09, 2020 released the trailer for "Happiest Season" you can watch here:
Happiest Season - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.
Here is a short review of "Happiest Season" movie plot summary.
Abby Holland (Kristen Stewart) and Harper Caldwell (Mackenzie Davis) are a couple who have been dating nearly a year. Abby has disliked Christmas since her parents passed away, so Harper spontaneously invites Abby to celebrate the holidays with her family in her hometown. Abby sees this as the perfect opportunity to introduce herself to Harper's parents and propose to her on Christmas morning. However, on their way to the Caldwells' house, Harper reveals she lied to Abby about coming out to her parents previously; fearing doing so would interfere with her father's campaign for mayor, she doesn't want to come out to her family until after Christmas. She asks Abby to pretend to be her straight roommate for the holiday, to which Abby reluctantly agrees.
At the Caldwells' house, Abby meets Harper's father, Ted (Victor Garber), her perfectionist mother, Tipper (Mary Steenburgen), and her wacky artistic sister, Jane (Mary Holland). The family welcomes Abby as Harper's "orphan friend" who has nowhere else to go for Christmas. Abby becomes uncomfortable, especially when she meets Harper's exes, Connor (Jake McDorman) and Riley (Aubrey Plaza). During the visit, she begins questioning how much she knows about her girlfriend when she sees Ted and Tipper's high expectations and Harper's competitive relationship with her older sister, Sloane (Alison Brie).
Ted is trying to impress a possible donor from the city council to contribute to his campaign, which Abby unwittingly jeopardizes when Sloane's children put an unpaid necklace into her bag during an outing to the mall. Believing she is a shoplifter, Ted and Tipper think it might be better if they keep Abby away from upcoming social events. From this point, Abby feels even more like an outsider. She also learns from Riley that Harper has publicly denied her sexuality ever since she was a high school freshman, which makes Abby worried about the future of their relationship.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Happiest Season" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Happiest Season" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 25, 2020 distributing by Hulu, (United States), Sony Pictures Releasing Australia, Universal Pictures International (UPI), B&H Film Distribution, Entertainment One, Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina and United International Pictures (UIP).
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. The film grossed over $2.1 million.
"Happiest Season" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on January 21, 2020, in Pittsburgh and wrapped on February 28, 2020, shortly before the film industry was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Happiest Season" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100.
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