In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

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Luke Snellin

Writers:

Laura Solon (screenplay by), Victoria Strouse (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabela Merced ... Julie
Shameik Moore ... Stuart
Odeya Rush ... Addie
Liv Hewson ... Dorrie
Mitchell Hope ... Tobin
Kiernan Shipka ... Angie
Matthew Noszka ... JP
Jacob Batalon ... Keon
Miles Robbins ... Billy
Joan Cusack ... Tin Foil Woman
Anna Akana ... Kerry
Genevieve DeGraves ... Jessica
Rebecca Ablack ... Anisha
Christina de la Cruz ... Connie
Briar Nolet ... Lisa
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In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, strong language, and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Port Authority of Allegheny County's Light Rail Vehicle 4201 is the trolley used in the Beechview Scene. See more »

Goofs

Julie's acceptance letter indicates that she has been accepted to the Columbia School of Journalism. Though it has a famous graduate program in journalism, Columbia University has no undergraduate program available to a graduating high school senior. See more »

Quotes

Dorrie: Have you ever been with someone, and you stay up until like 4AM just talking about everything, and you're just like, I can't believe I get to exist at the same time as you?
Keon: No, but like I'm really happy for you?
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene with the Tin Foil Woman singing in the car the same song used in the ending credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Krampus (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It (Chrome Canyon Remix)
Written by Mayer Hawthorne (as Andrew M. Cohen), Jake One (as Jacob Dutton) and Sam Wishkoski (as Samuel Wishkoski)
Performed by Tuxedo
Courtesy of Stones Throw Records
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A bit lost in the snow
19 November 2019 | by Zaphkiel_OneSee all my reviews

You get the sense that there were some pretty decent ingredients here to make what could have potentially been a classic, but while the snow maybe came down, I think the film got a little snow blind.

There are some really nice moments in this film - Pops dancing to the Rolling Stones, playing Whole of the Moon on the church organ, the tin foil woman (which was nearly a brilliant character). I didn't really mind the typical teenager cliche stuff. It's all about execution...

Like the snow, this film just seemed to drift a bit too much. The characters and their narratives become reasonably engaging before we're suddenly then on to something else and you don't really know why.

A Love Actually with teenagers is a good way of putting it, but what makes LA a classic is the way it all blends together so well. We have a strong unifying theme running through LA: the romance surrounding the buzz of the festive season and the feeling that it's all building somewhere (as the festive season naturally does), plus the satisfying way it all ties together in the end. Let It Snow is maybe more a sign of the times in that the characters are more self absorbed and disconnected... It's like it needed a unifying goal to the whole thing, which was kind of there but just didn't come out. Christmas often seemed somewhat incidental in that the characters were more caught up in their personal dramas to be able to relate to the bigger picture of the festive season. An example: by the time the girl who meets the pop singer gets back home I'd COMPLETELY forgotten she'd initially set out to get a specific Christmas present for her mother. Why did that goal get so buried? With a title like Let It Snow, it seems it wants to be considered a Christmas film, right? Was it though? I don't know.

I think this sense of drift had a lot to do with pacing - some characters go on a string of incidents: going on a car chase, skidding off the road, running off to a church etc etc... and meanwhile you have a bunch of other characters who, all the while, are at the Waffle House eating waffles. This kind of thing just pegs the film back.

Buuuut, ya know, overall it's okay. The cast do a good job, it's filmed well, the setting is decent. Like I say, the ingredients were there. Maybe a case of too many cooks spoilt the eggnog.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Let It Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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