April 7, 2020

Let It Snow is one of Neflix’s newest original releases in the romantic comedy genre. The movie was based on the book with the same name written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

Let It Snow follows different high school students around their small hometown on Christmas Eve during a snow storm.

Tobin (Mitchell Hope) is in love with his best friend The Duke (Kiernan Shipka) and is trying to find the courage to tell her. Julie (Isabela Merced) is trying to figure out if she wants to stay home with her sick mother or go to her dream school when she meets a famous singer Stuart (Shameik Moore).

Keon (Jacob Batalon) is trying to have a holiday party to get his skills as a DJ noticed. Dorrie (Liv Hewson) has a crush on a girl that goes to her workplace The Waffle House, but she isn’t out yet to her friends and family. Meanwhile Dorrie is fighting with her best friend Addie (Odeya Rush) as Addie is fighting with her boyfriend. There is also a mysterious tow truck driver that wears all tinfoil played by Joan Cusack.

Kiernan Shipka as The Duke and Mitchell Hope as Tobin. (Steve Wilkie/Netflix)

Without a doubt Let It Snow offered the perfect amount of comedy and romance. The plots between each character were shown evenly throughout the movie and the connections and romance between characters did not feel forced. The cast overall was amazing and really added to the feel of this festive romance.

Dorrie’s story was handled well and was an accurate representation of LGBTQ+ romances; it was a nice touch in contrast to the other festive romance movies that do not involve LGBTQ+ relationships.

Let It Snow is not only for viewers specifically looking for a holiday romance, but it appeals to audiences searching for a movie with the winter spirit.

Although a bit of a typical festive romantic comedy, Let It Snow had a lot of comedic moments and romantic scenes that would make anyone want to cuddle up and watch it inside on a snowy night.

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