I am back once again with another film review, my first of 2020. If you didn’t know I have recently been watching a YA film adaptation each month and then reviewing it. This month I watched Let it Snow, which was actually adapted from a film into a YA novel of the same name by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. I have yet to read the book (in full) but really wanted to give the film a watch. Here is my review!
A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Kind of. 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. No one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would leave to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. As these stories interconnect, what could happen!
Before watching this film I had read a short section of the book it was adapted from. Personally, the book didn’t click with me from the section I did read and I didn’t want to continue reading it at the time. Possibly in the future I will give it another go but for now I am more than happy to just want to film adaptation.
As I had not read the book before I didn’t quite know what to expect when it came to how the story played out and how I would feel about the actors. I knew of Jacob Batalon who played Keon in this adaptation because of his role of Ned in Spider-Man but that was all. The actors and actresses in this film were all excellent and I would love to see more of their works in the future.
In terms of the story I was not disappointed. It was a feel good film perfect for the Christmas season. I might even watch this at random points throughout the year just for a little pick me up. I will definitely be giving the book another go after watching the film because I always enjoy seeing what that have checked or added in the adaptation.
Overall, this film is well worth a watch, especially during the Christmas season. I cannot wait to read the book and see how it differs.