Title: Let It Snow
Based On: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: November 8, 2014
Running Time: 92 minutes
Directed by: Luke Snellin
Screenplay: Kay Cannon, Victoria Strouse, and Laura Solon
Music: Keegan DeWitt
Cinematography: Jeff Cutter
Edited by: Evan Henke
Starring: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Jacob Batalon, Joan Cusack, and Matthew Noszka
Source: advance screening hosted by Netflix on November 5, 2019.
A snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and on Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.
⤖ The Trailer ⬻
⤖ About the Book ⬻
Title: Let It Snow
Authors: John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date published: October 22, 2019 (First published October 2, 2008)
Three interconnected stories from three bestselling authors: John Green (Paper Towns, The Fault in our Stars), Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star), and Lauren Myracle (The Internet Girls series.)
A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.
⤖ My Review ⬻
Those of you who’ve been following my updates on Insta and Twitter this week will know that I was invited to Toronto to an advance screening of the Netflix movie Let It Snow on November 5th—and it was so so so much fun! Thank you so much for the invitation Netflix and Touchwood PR! (Also, oh my gosh the car adventures on the way to Toronto. Trips to the big city are never dull, that’s for sure!)
The movie is based on a book with the same title, written by John Green, Maurene Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I haven’t read it yet (but really want to binge-read it in December) and I actually haven’t read anything by any of the three authors before. Yes, I know. I’m ashamed! I really liked the storylines in the movie and know that I’ll enjoy reading about them in the book if they’re anything like that. But let me get back on track and tell you about the film adaptation!
I loved that there were multiple storylines and that not too much time was spent on one particular storyline. I tend to get a little frustrated when a movie focuses on one storyline for too long, especially if it’s not my favourite one of the group, haha. All of the plot lines were cute, with a good dose of drama added in. And I also liked that some of the stories were romances, while others focused on friendship and/or family.
There were also a lot of burst-out-loud-laughing moments that I loved sharing not only with my close blogger friends (shoutout to A Couple Reads, Brit Reads Books, and The Contented Reader!) but with the rest of the audience! Overall, this movie was super cute and super heartwarming and I can’t wait to watch it again once it’s released on Netflix tomorrow, November 8th! I highly recommend!