Let It Snow

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2 1/2

James Ellis (Kipp Marcus) has been leery about relationships his whole life. His mom seemed to have a new man every year, talking like it was long term, but always ending before the year was out. His grandma warned him about the dangers of relationships with women. However, near the end of his high school years, Sarah Milson (Alice Dylan) moves in next door. She and James hit it off immediately, and they become close friends. But when graduation comes, she goes off to college and he heads to a trade school for cooks. They keep in touch, see each other on holidays, and he even goes to a school formal with her. However, life keeps pulling them apart, and it looks like the one relationship that could actually work in James’ life may never get off the ground. LET IT SNOW is a fun and witty romantic comedy. Couples out looking for a good date movie will be attracted to this little film.

Couples in the 20 and 30 something range should especially relate to this story. Its characters are isolated, not only from one another, but also from any other meaningful relationships. As they desperately seek companionship, they find their lives filled with shallow people, a reality that they don’t want to live with. So the film accurately portrays the need for relationships in all human beings and it seems the younger generation is particularly seeking. Unfortunately, the film includes plenty of sexual content. One comical scene portrays a young couple attempting to have sex but not being able to get it right for a number of reasons. There is also quite a bit of sexual dialogue as people talk about past encounters and hopes for future ones. Foul language is also regularly heard, with many obscenities and several strong profanities. Offensive content chills the reception of LET IT SNOW.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Artistic License Films, 250 W. 57th St., Suite 606, NY, NY 10107

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (10) times - Mild 5, Moderate 5

Obscene Language: Many (29) times - F-word 23, s-word 3, other 3

Profanity: Many (12) times – Regular 7 (GD, G 3, J, Oh J, For G Sake); Exclamatory 5 (OG, OMG)

Violence: Once – Moderate (men fight with one another)

Sex: Few times – Implied (noises in next room, comical scene of things going wrong during sex – couple in bed together but not really doing anything)

Nudity: Once (female breast while woman changes clothes); Near Nudity – Few times (cleavage emphasized, woman topless with back to camera, woman in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (people asked if they are having sex, people talk about wanting to have sex, people talk about previous sexual experience, man refers to self-gratification, man discusses unconventional sex with girlfriend)

Drugs: Few times (cigarette smoking, alcohol)

Other: Theme of people being disconnected and needing others in their lives

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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