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Snow Day

children & family, comedy

An unexpected overnight snowfall has made roads impassable. And that means a no-school, no-rules snow day! For fifteen year- old Hal (Mark Webber), it's a chance to win the heart of popular Claire (Emmanuelle Chriqui) -- or totally embarrass himself.

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

Good family fun for a snow day.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know there is some potty humor and some mild schoolyard language. Kids do some unwise and even dangerous things, like confronting an adult, pelting the principal with snowballs, rigging a show shelter with electricity, and driving a snowplow. But it's clear that the movie is a fantasy.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about taking risks and setting priorities -- and about what kind of music is best for ice skating and what kinds of snowballs are the best for a snowball fight!

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Snow Day fails both as arrested-development farce and as teen-age romantic comedy.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2000


- Beth Jones, Roanoke Times (Virginia), Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Damn funny.

- gatorgirl13, Monday, August 6, 2007

2 stars

A light-hearted and low-budget comedy. It's filler for the kids, I suppose. There's nothing too memorable in this thing.

- YosemiteSamFan, Wednesday, July 4, 2007

2 stars

Pointless in a way only family comedies are, this is just a loose collection of weak jokes based around a day. With snow in it. At least it's not as bad (or creepy) as Jack Frost.

- garyX, Friday, May 18, 2007