Welcome to Day 2 of Blogmas! Today I am going to be reviewing the film Let It Snow, which came to Netflix in November. This is based off the book written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. Each author writes their own holiday romance that intertwines with the other two. I have only read the John Green story because I went through a stage where I felt compelled to read everything he had ever written. I recently watched the Netflix adaptation and I want to share all my thoughts and feelings on it…so let’s do this!
The movie takes place on Christmas Eve and follows three separate characters that are all connected with one another. We have Julie Reyes who meets pop star Stuart Bale on the train, Dorrie and her best friend Addie who are arguing and Tobin who is wrestling with the decision on whether or not to reveal his true feelings towards his best friend Angie. In this film, there is a recurring theme of snow bringing everybody together. The snow stops the train forcing Julie and Stuart to meet. The snow prevents Addie from getting to the Waffle House where Dorrie works to make up with her. The snow causes Tobin’s car to get stuck in a ditch which results in him and Angie spending quality time. By the end, all of the characters wind up at the Waffle House where a big party is thrown and everybody counts down to Christmas Day. Oh, and there is a lot of drama along the way!
So what did I think? Well, seeing as I only read the John Green story (Tobin and Angie’s), I cannot confirm if it sticks entirely true to the book or not, but I don’t think that matters. For the most part, I found it really enjoyable. It was a really cute, feel-good Christmas story that has many happy endings. I did find some stories more interesting than others. I definitely enjoyed Tobin and Angie’s the best. I really liked the character of Dorrie but without giving anything away, I felt she deserved better and thought a certain someone got off too lightly. Addie was super cute, however Joan Cusack’s character seemed a bit unnecessary. That was just my opinion though. I felt that Julie’s story was the most touching. Worried about her sick mother, Julie doesn’t want to go away to college because she feels it’s her responsibility to take care of her. Stuart was such a sweet and humble guy. The pair definitely had real chemistry. There were plenty of laugh out loud moments and tender scenes that brought a tear to the eye. If you’re a fan of Love Actually, I think you would enjoy this.
Overall, I gave it a 4/5 stars. It was a lot of fun, super sweet and definitely a film that will get you into the Christmas spirit. Also a big shout-out to the soundtrack. It’s fantastic!
Let me know if you’ve seen Let It Snow and what you thought of it. Have you read the book? Thanks for reading! See you all tomorrow!
Peace & Love xoxo