The Stevens think that they've won an all-expenses-paid trip to an island that's halfway around the world. When their house is destroyed, their food stolen, and their bacon eaten, the ... See full summary »
Christy Carlson Romano,
When an entire town in upstate New York is closed down by an unexpected snowfall, a "snow day" begins when a group of elementary school kids, led by Natalie Brandston, try to ensure that the schools stay closed by stopping a mechanical snowplow driver by trying to hijack his plow truck. Meanwhile, Natalie's big brother Hal is using this day to try to win the affections of Claire Bonner, the most popular girl in his high school, while Hal and Natalie's father Tom, a TV meteorologist, faces off against a rival meteorologist for weather coverage of the day's events.Written by
Chevy Chase complained on The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) that when filming in Edmonton, Alberta, it was incredibly cold outside. In fact, the temperature throughout filming was 1 degree Celcius (34 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher everyday. Effects artists had to make fake snow for the shooting. Then mayor of Edmonton, Bill Smith, sent a letter to Rosie O'Donnell, telling the truth of the matter, which she read on-air and laughed off, to the annoyance of most Edmontonians. See more »
When Wayne is tied to the snow plow he has gloves on, but when snow plow man is holding him to trade, he does not have gloves on. See more »
Where in the name of the Seven Seas are you going?
The kitchen... I'm going to make myself a grilled cheese sandwich.
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The Nickelodeon Movies bumper has the man out in the snow with his dog shoveling. He again falls to the ground when the Nickelodeon logo collapsed his house See more »
I liked this movie much more than I thought I would.
Originally I went to see this movie because I like Jean Smart and have missed seeing her on film or on the small screen -- "Designing Women" just doesn't do it anymore.
Even though her role is not pivotal to the story line she is still great to watch.
Chris Elliot essentially reprises his role from "There's Something About Mary" as a "cosmetically impaired" misfit. While not being a great fan of Mr. Elliot he did fit this particular character perfectly.
There is a very nice ending to the movie -- predictable as it may be -- but with a very pleasant twist that is a welcome change from the usual.
Iggy Pop as a skating rink DJ that only plays romantic ballads is a great bit of casting genius -- he is so believable that you wonder if being a DJ at an ice skating rink may have been his dream job when he was younger -- he certainly has the perfect velvety tones for it.
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?
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