SNOW DAY (Theatrical Release USA 2000)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.9|5.0 Starsìì

Snow Day—‘C’ grade movie with Chevy Chase, Mark Webber, Jean Smart, Zena Gray and Chris Elliot—turns into a light high school romance that just doesn’t have the power to make us care about it. Comedic elements seem familiar, trite. The basic idea is good, but fails to deliver on screen.


Syracruse, New York schools close down due to snowfall and school children range the street looking for fun.  Hal Brandston’s (Mark Webber) love life is a little complicated and the free snow day could be better if the snow was left in the streets rather than plowed away.

Additional Thanks

Fair Work for Director Chris Koch. Thank you to Executive Producer Raymond Wagner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Snowplowman (Chris Elliot), Randy Brandston (Conner Matheus), Natalie Brandston (Zena Grey), Laura Brandston (Jean Smart), Lane Leonard (Schuyler Fisk), Claire Bonner (Emmanuelle Chriqui), Mr. Zellweger (Iggy Pop), Tina (Pam Grier), Chad Symmonz (John Schneider), Tom Brandston (Chevy Chase), Wayne Alworth (Josh Peck), Chet Felker (Jade Yorker), Principal Weaver (Damian Young), and Bill Korn (J. Adam Brown).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Like a loosely packed snowball lacks force, this movie lacks impact.

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