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Average: 35.9%
Pretty Bad41.03%
Total Crap: 10.26%

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Snow Day
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by Chris Parry

"Rushing through the snow.. one a one horse Downey Jr..."
3 stars

Don't you love it when an aging ne'er-was-funny sticks his head up in a kids movie and proves that, no matter how much cash you used to make, eventually you gotta pay the rent. Chevy Chase gets his turn here in a film forgettable in every respect. So forgettable, I forgot about it altogether and had to go through my press notes to remember what the hell happened. Way to pick 'em, Chevy.

So Snow Day is about a day when it snows and the kids want a day off but the evil plowguy is out there clearing up the roads so the kids, thinking that 'anything can happen ona Snow Day' plot to foil the evil plowguy. And there's a zany school principal. And an Iggy Pop cameo. And a teenage girl with big chestbubbles who dates the jerky jock. And the nice guy brother of the snow-kids' leader who wants to date chestbubble girl and if she only knew how nice he was and if he only knew that his best friend is secretly in love with him and Chevy Chase is a weatherman.

Oy, my head is hurting.

So what you're thinking right now is, is Snow Day worth viewing? Actually, I'm being optimistic there. What you're probably thinking is, mmmmm, bagels, but let's pretend you give a damn about anything I say, you bastard.

The answer is 'kinda'. Snow Day does have moments of loveable charm (there's an expression I've never used before), and if you have a kid brother or sister and a parent who insists you can't take them to anything rated over PG, you could do worse.

But where Snow Day comes unstuck is the same place For Love Of The Game came unstuck earlier in the year. It tries to grab multiple demographics and ends up losing grasp of both. Is Snow Day a kids romp aimed at 8 year olds? And if so, what's with the teenage romance with geekboy and chestbubble girl? What are the eight year olds supposed to do with that, other than cringe and say "eeeew, cooties." And what's with the whole Chevy Chase "I'm an honest weatherman being beaten in the ratings by a hotshot young guy" angle? Is this to keep mom and pop amused while the kids kick chairs waiting for the zaniness to return?

Feh. It's average. A little bit of good stuff for all and sundry, but not enough to keep any particular part of your family amused for the duration. Forgettable, missable, inoffensive, mostly competent, Snow Day was not a Movie That Had To Be Made, but it's better than anything Martin Lawrence could throw your way. Eeew, cooties.

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User Comments

3/08/08 Pamela White just for kids 3 stars
1/15/04 Samuel not funny at all 2 stars
7/07/03 Jack Sommersby Fairly harmless, but even more forgettable. 2 stars
4/03/02 Priscilla Postlethwaite The kind of lame tripe that sadly is about all Chevy Chase cets cast in anymore. 2 stars
12/05/01 saz svsd 5 stars
8/14/01 hilary good 3 stars
6/14/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) Snow Days were great, but they hardly warrant a movie... 1 stars
3/29/01 Andrew Carden This is a horrible movie, avoid at all risks, Chevy Chase is too old to act! 1 stars
12/15/00 David Snyder Word to Craig! the movie rocks.It prooves the point that anything can happen on a snow day. 5 stars
11/10/00 Craig Givens I dream that my fate weet Penise is going up and down in Schuyler Fisk Vigina She's se xy 5 stars
10/18/00 The Bomb 69 enjoyable 4 stars
9/04/00 The Extreaminizer Worse than Rugrats...However, Chevy Chase stands out, Pam Grier and Chris Elliot are wasted 1 stars
3/21/00 Crunch who couldn't relate to this as a child? ME!!!! 1 stars
3/19/00 Lame-Oh Somebody shoot Chevy, for Christ's sake! 2 stars
2/26/00 Melanie Who could not relate to this movie as a child!! 5 stars
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  11-Feb-2000 (PG)
  DVD: 03-Oct-2000


  07-Sep-2000 (PG)

Directed by
  Chris Koch

Written by
  Will McRobb
  Chris Vacardi

  Chevy Chase
  Pam Grier
  John Schneider
  Mark Webber
  Zena Grey
  Chris Elliot

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