“A desire to provide underrepresented demographics with their fairy tale rom-com happy ending ignores whether the core couples of Crazy Rich Asians and The Happiest Season even belong together.
“Clea DuVall’s Happiest Season was supposed to be the first major studio same-sex holiday romantic comedy.
“Like Love, Simon, it’s exactly the kind of film that might have become par for the course following The Birdcage and In and Out had Hollywood not spent the post-9/11 era swept up in global franchise action fantasy tentpole fever.
“It’s not so much “the movie we need right now,” but rather the movie we needed 20 years ago, but I digress.
“In another cruel irony, the film will not play in theaters this Thanksgiving, with Sony (understandably) selling the film to Hulu, where it premieres this morning.”
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