Jack Frost is a singer who's on the road most of the time so he can't spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until... Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they've missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer?Written by
Peter Huiskes <email@example.com>
Originally written 15 February 1999; account moved.
I thought it was OK, but I saw this film with three women, all of whom loved this film. That made me wonder why and ask questions. Well, it emphasized the importance of loving those around us and not being lost in pursuit of a dollar. It stressed that "real" people only get one shot a being someone's parent. It endorsed the old fashioned concept that a man and a woman could really love each other and be happy with that. Michael Keaton was appropriately warm and sensitive in the way many women wish their men really were (just a tinge of "bad boy" is more than enough). Kelly Preston was lovely and lovable in just the right way (made me envy John ...). The kids were all believable as, well, kids. All in all, not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. People who try to over-intellectualize these things are missing more than the point, they're probably missing out on just a bit of life as well.
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