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HAPPIEST SEASON (2020): The Things I Loved…

Happiest Season (2020), Dan Levy, Kristen Stewart, Hulu
Happiest Season (2020), Dan Levy, Kristen Stewart, Hulu

I haven’t seen all the Christmas movies due for release in 2020 just yet. Especially since it’s not even December as I write this. Nevertheless, let’s just say that it’s going to take something very special to dethrone Happiest Season as my favourite Christmas film of the year.

I found plenty to enjoy in this Clea Duvall co-written/directed story about needing to be exactly yourself, wanting your family’s acceptance and trying hard not to ruin Christmas.

First, there’s the good performances by all, particularly Mackenzie Davis who I’ve been a fan of since Always Shine (2016). Then comes the musical score that I believe is near perfection.

Additionally, Happiest Season manages to feel fresh, even though the holiday/romance/comedy film category is far from new. And the ‘freshness’ is, in part because the central characters are a young lesbian couple. However, it’s simply good writing, editing, acting, music and all else necessary that makes Duvall’s movie the perfect holiday film experience I’ve been needing. Happiest Season is also funny in all the right places. Plus, it features a good mix of memorable dramatic moments too. I say, watch it at once! Because it’s good.

Lastly, like myself, by the end you may feel that you’ve finally come across your favourite Kristen Stewart performance. Especially if you’re not too busy appreciating the noteworthy family wisdom, plus the good examples of friendship and kindness in the story.

Happy Film Loving

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HAPPIEST SEASON (2020): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Dan Levy, Alison Brie…

Happiest Season (2020), Kristen Stewart, Hulu
Happiest Season (2020), Kristen Stewart, Hulu

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Happiest Season (2020).


Starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, directed and co-written by Clea DuVall; Happiest Season is a new holiday romantic comedy all about wanting your family’s acceptance, being exactly yourself, and trying hard not to ruin Christmas.

Additional key cast includes Michelle Buteau, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy and Alison Brie.

Very happy is how I feel to see another Christmas movie trailer this week. Especially so since this looks like quite a good, fun movie, thanks in part to the comedy. And of course I’ll be gladly taking in all the gorgeous lights and decorations.

Jake McDorman, Mary Steenburgen, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Sarayu Blue, Ana Gasteyer, Mary Holland, Caroline Harris and Burl Moseley also star.

Happiest Season Release Dates: November 25th, 2020 (US); November 27th, 2020 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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HORSE GIRL (2020) New Trailer From Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, Robin Tunney, John Ortiz…

Horse Girl (2020), Alison Brie, Netflix
Horse Girl (2020), Alison Brie, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Horse Girl (2019).


Imagine being socially awkward, fond of arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows. Then your increasingly lucid dreams start trickling into your waking life.

This is the premise of Horse Girl, a new Jeff Baena directed drama starring Alison Brie, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, Robin Tunney…

Going mad must be one of the loneliest experiences. I simply want to know what’s really going on with Sarah; especially since it looks like a promising Brie performance.

Is it just me or does the high necked outfit in the above trailer thumbnail remind anyone else of a straight jacket?

Matthew Gray Gubler, Debby Ryan, Paul Reiser, Dylan Gelula, Meredith Hagner, Toby Huss, Angela Trimbur, David Paymer, John Reynolds, Jay Duplass and Dendrie Taylor also star.

Horse Girl Release Dates: January 27th, 2020 (US) / Netflix…

Happy Film Loving

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2 – The Second PART (2019): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Alison Brie…

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)
The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part (2019)

In The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part, it’s just five years since everything was awesome, but now LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space are  wrecking everything, and so the new threat must be dealt with.

Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie and Alison Brie star while Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum direct…

I decided that I already like this movie simply because of the title – especially ‘the second part’ of it. Looking forward to all the humour and silliness.

Tiffany Haddish, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatriz, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett and Charlie Day also star.

The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part Release Dates: February 8th, 2019 (US & UK)

Happy Film Loving 

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THE LITTLE HOURS (2017): New Trailer From Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen…

The Little Hours (2017), Kate Micucci, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza
The Little Hours (2017), Kate Micucci, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Alison Brie and Dave Franco, The Little Hours is a new comedy set in the middle ages. The story follows a young servant who is fleeing from his master and takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns…

I want to find out where writer / director Jeff Baena goes with this seemingly crazy story.  Maybe it’ll become one of my favourite comedies. Maybe…?

Nick Offerman, John C Reilly, Kate Micucci and Molly Shannon also star.

The Little Hours Release Dates: June 30th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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NO STRANGER THAN LOVE (2016): New Trailer Starring Alison Brie & Colin Hanks

No Stranger Than Love (2016), Alison Brie
No Stranger Than Love (2016), Alison Brie

Directed by Nick Wernham, No Stranger Than Love sees Colin Hanks and Alison Brie star in a weird looking comedy / romance…

I can certainly be a fan of weird, as long as it’s good.

No Stranger Than Love Release Dates: June 26th, 2016 (US)…

Happy film Loving 🙂

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