Jack Frost

Jack Frost


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

Hollywood has been trying really hard of late to explain death as a glitch in the ever loving cycle of be-there-for-you hug-osophy. Here's the latest. And it's a cracker.

Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) is the singer in a band. He's a fun dad, a sexy husband and a hard-working musician. After the car crash that kills him, he comes back as a snowman. Cool, or what?

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Charlie (Joseph Cross) and the guy in the snow suit bond. Mum (Kelly Preston) goes on looking like she's having a good hair day and doesn't know about it. Until the end. When it's tissue time.

Although mushy as a melted doughnut and so absurd it's cute, Keaton's personality almost wins through. The film has a heart. It has a high sugar content, also, but you expect that. Charlie says, "Snowdad is better than no dad." He has a point. Watch out for summer, guys!

Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2001
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Dead dad comes back as snowman... but will he melt your heart?
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Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Gigi Levangie

Starring: Kelly Preston, Michael Keaton, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy, Andrew Lawrence, Eli Marienthal, Will Rothhaar, Mika Boorem, Benjamin Brock, Taylor Handley, Joe Rokicki, Cameron Ferre

Year: 1998

Runtime: 102 minutes

BBFC: PG - Parental Guidance

Country: US


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