An enjoyable comedy for both young and old is Snow Day. The setting is a small city in upstate New York during a terrible snowstorm, which results in local schools being closed. There are several different story lines. First, Chevy Chase plays a weatherman who predicts the storm and spends the day disproving another weatherman who claims to have predicted the storm first. It’s a miracle either weatherman predicted the storm; most weathermen don’t know what’s happening until they go outside and look up. Second, the principal of the local school is followed around all day and hit by snowballs of all types. Being hit by a slushball isn’t to bad, but you don’t want to be hit by a lemonball. Third, a love struck teenager spends the day following the most popular, most beautiful girl around while pulling silly stunts to get her to notice him. For example, when the weather man gets pushed down the hill on a sled, he picks up the television microphone and mentions on the air that he knows everything about her, such as her favorite color, animal and bubble gum. Isn’t that called stalking? He also takes over the DJ’s booth at an ice skating rink and announces over the loudspeaker that she should go out with him because he will treat her better then her old boyfriend. Last of all, several kids try to stop the snowplow from clearing the streets in the hopes of having another snow day. This isn’t a great movie, but it never pretends to be. It’s just warm family fun with plenty of laughs. The best way to enjoy this film is to follow my example. I went for the entertainment and didn’t use my brain – I didn’t use my eyes, either. Nothing really stands out in this movie, but it’s still okay and I give it a C rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.