Snow Day (2000) - Adventure, Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

15

Watchable

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Chris Koch
Stars: Chevy Chase, Mark Webber
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 18 out of 98 found boring (18.36%)

One-line Reviews (52)

Dragged my feet.

But I'm sure most adults who got dragged by their kids to see this when the movie hit theaters this past winter were appalled to sit through this.

The principal is bombarded with snowballs from unseen assassin-like kids throughout the entire running length; the Snowplowman chases after elementary aged children with his truck attempting to run them over, the teenage crush in which the formulas are repetitive, the weather forecaster's family member's silly behavior, the stations competition with an individual who looks like he is from an infomercial, and even the snowfall itself, which is well over ten feet high.

On the other hand, if you want a demographically ecumenical selection of fart jokes, predictable slapstick, and hackneyed sentimentality, this is the movie for you.

When a town in New York is closed down by an unexpected snowfall, a "snow day" begins when a group of school kids, led by Natalie Brandston, try to ensure that the schools stay closed by stopping a snowplow driver by trying to hijack his truck.

Good-natured fun about the adventures of weatherman Chase and his family during unexpected snow day in upstate New York.

Whether you were in first grade, or a senior in high school, one of the most exciting phone calls you could ever get in the wee hours of the morning would be a canned recording of your district's superintendent informing you that school was cancelled for the day due to inclement weather.

Gag-Driven, Plotless Pabulum .

This movie was incredibly boring, not funny and just plain awful.

Other than a winning performance by our hero's little sister - and Zena Grey is terrific as Natalie - this admittedly good-natured film splutters all the way through to a predictable ending as weatherman Chevy finally makes his television opponent admit that he doesn't even know what makes snow snow.

For the rest of us though, it sinks under the weight of its script, leaving us to drift haplessly in the dull drink.

with the exception of a few crude fart jokes that were obviously not an intended part of the original script, it is definitely worth watching: a good rental, and an underrated comedy.

There are few laugh-out-loud jokes here -- but there is a lot of clever writing, good acting and great characters which is what really makes a movie enjoyable after all, isn't it?

That subplot is contrived, typical, and contains so little chemistry.

Ugly cold scenery, ugly unhomely house, annoying child actors, boring adult cast, insanely pointless plot.

This is a totally enjoyable film for people of all ages from thecreators of the brilliant Adventures of Pete and Pete.

My kids really enjoyed it!

As the Nickelodeon Television Network's fourth feature film, this wholesome but prefabricated juvenile fodder emerges as tolerably entertaining comic nonsense with more than enough surprises and gender-bending twists to pass muster.

This movie was enjoyable and aimed at pre-teens.

This film is definitely aimed at young children but being a young at heart adult, I really enjoyed it too.

I'll give this movie a 6 because half of it was entertaining.

My 9 & 13 year old girls thought it was boring.

I liked Zena Gray who plays the little girl in the piece and Emmanuelle Chriqui is stunning as the high school hottie.

Standard coming of age flick with a few good moments .

Summary in a blur - upstate NY, winter, unseasonably warm,unexpected snow overnight, snow day declared, kids get even with school principal and evil snowplow driver, boy discovers "gal pal" is really his soul mate.

It is an enjoyable and sweet movie.

This movie has a predictable fairy tale plot.

Is that the biggest cliche in the book or what???

However, most of the scenes when Chevy Chase is on the screen are actually pretty entertaining.

The characters are one dimensional, and lackadaisical; a complete waste of time.

Of course, the skaters are all portrayed as falling asleep because of bordem and having accidents at the rink.

If your'e looking for a entertaining family film, you should rent this.

They could have had a better and more entertaining battle.

It had its moments but most of it was kind of dull.

Meanwhile Hals little sister Natalie, along with her two fat friends (Josh peck from mean creak) and some unknown black actor, are on a mission to destroy the snow plow man, this sub plot is BORING.

Go find something else to fill your empty soul.

Overall, I found "Snow Day" simply boring, and some parts sort of made me feel like an idiot for watching it at my age (nearly 21)!

The acting is just, unbearable.

Now the kids might have a different reaction, but my daughter who also saw it with me also felt the film was amazingly dull and uninteresting.

Hal realises, after pursuing her that he actually likes his nerdy female friend instead, and starts dating her, so predictable.

It's always a cliche in kiddie flicks for the adults to be complete morons, since it's from their point of view.

The first thirty minutes are UNBEARABLE!!!

The main character looks like a complete stalker when he tries to win his crush, his sister is has a really annoying voice, the little brother shouldn't even be in the movie, his best friend is so bland she makes the story more predictable, his crush says the dumbest lines in the movie while also being really dull, the snow plow man is a stupid villain, & everyone else is completely useless.

There is not enough depth, it is more like a cliché romance.

I enjoyed it thoroughly.

what an enjoyable movie .

Obviously aimed at a younger audience this low budget no name cast made by Nickelodeon pictures has no style no intriouge, but if your bored and have seen every family flick at the video store check this out for the kids.

I highly recommend it for young and old alike.

The story is really predictable and dumb, the acting is terrible, & the characters are bland.

While this is not a horrible movie, it sure was dull and uninspired--with very limp writing and nothing really to recommend it.

this is a great movie for the kids and i would highly recommend it.

I was in my early teens at the time, and can't remember exactly what I thought of the movie, but I might have enjoyed it just a tiny bit (I know I wasn't extremely bored, wondering when it was going to be over).