Check out the trailer that’s arrived for upcoming romantic comedy Happiest Season, featuring a cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Dan Levy.
Stewart and Davis star as Abby and Harper, respectively, a couple who find themselves in a bit of an awkward situation when they go to visit Harper’s family for Christmas. Harper, you see, hasn’t told her family that she’s gay, pushing Abby to also keep her orientation undercover.
This marks the sophomore directorial feature for actress Clea Duvall, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Mary Holland – who also stars. It looks like a warm, unassuming little film with a solid cast. Fingers crossed for a feel-good flick that flirts with the expected. Even if it sits snug within its genre, it’s not too often that the trope-friendly, mainstream holiday rom-com comes with an LGBT+ angle.
Also starring Burl Moseley, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen, Happiest Season will be hitting US streaming service Hulu on November 25th and opens in Australian cinemas on November 26th.
Official synopsis for Happiest Season:
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.