Merry Kiss Cam, the title says it all. I’m a sucker for a Holiday Rom-Com, and this movie hits all my requirements. The Hulu Holiday Rom-Com stars Jesse Bradford (Bring it On) and Katie Lowes (Inventing Anna) as Danny and Jess.
Jess is a successful artist whose fiance passed a couple of years prior. Danny owns a local bar and is a huge Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs fan! One night, Jess sees Danny eating snow outside of his bar. So, she decides to go inside and chat with the charming bartender. After some light social media stalking, Danny invites the mystery girl to a hockey game where the two get chosen for the Kiss Cam! However, their first kiss turns out to be a good luck charm for the Bulldogs and the team scores the winning goal right after. So, the two continue having dates at the games, kissing on camera in order to keep the magic going. But is love really that simple?
MERRY KISS CAM IS FULL OF ROM-COM MAGIC!
First of all, I love the Kiss Cam gimmick. Kiss Cam is full of fun and memorable characters from meddling Uncle Pat (Nathaniel Fuller), all of the bar patrons, to Derrick (Benny Elledge) the super fan in the stands. I also love that both Jess and Danny have depth as human beings and characters in the film. While we see Jess struggling to move on after the passing of her fiance, Danny is open and honest about his grief as well. It would’ve been very easy to make the drama come from one side of the couple, but it was equally balanced and honest.
I found myself falling in love with these characters. Jesse and Bradford and Katie Lowes have impeccable chemistry. I love seeing each of them carry a film like this. Jesse is known for his teen rom-coms in the 2000s, and he comes into the holiday genre with a homerun. I’ve been a fan of Katie’s since her time on Scandal. I love getting to see her play the romantic lead in a film like this. I need more!
So, if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit with a fantastic rom-com, make sure to check out Merry Kiss Cam now playing on Hulu!