When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.


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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 <pataygs@voicnet.com>

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Rated PG for brief mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de nieve  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,331,819 (USA) (11 February 2000)


$60,008,303 (USA) (7 July 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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In the music video "Another Dumb Blonde" preformed by Hoku, and created for the movie, it shows a scene where Claire (Emmanuelle Chriqui) throws the whale ankle bracelet into the pool, after an argument with Chuck (David Paetkau). See more »


Before the plow crashed into the snow fort there were already snow tracks present. See more »


Hal Branston: Come on, Lane! This snow day happened for a reason. It's given me a second chance with Claire.
Lane Leonard: Hal, what do you think she's gonna do? Hold you to your chest and lick your ear and call you funky?
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Written by Dicky Barrett, Dennis Brockenborough, and Joseph Gittleman (as Joe Gittleman)
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Can't every day be a snow day?

First of all, it is a story about a group of kids trying to seek revenge because of the "Snow Plow Man" who has ruined every first snow day with no snow day to follow. (He ruined it by plowing the roads and making it so the kids could go to school after each snow day.) The older brother of one of the kids is trying to find a way to tell a popular girl that he likes her. The plot is that simple. The plot is not "meshed" it is just like any other movie, there is more than one thing going on, but it would only confuse you if you are an easily confused person (after all it was intended for a younger audience, and they get it!). There is no harsh or "adult" language used in the film, to my knowledge.

This film has some laughs, especially when Chris Elliott is at his hammiest behind the wheel of his snowplow. Some things seem off, but it's a kids' movie, so I'll let stuff like that go for the most part. Also, there are many story-lines that just aren't woven together well. We're not sure who the main character is supposed to be (it doesn't seem to be the narrator - the adolescent older brother - since his story is in the background). The problem is that they did not focus enough on the "fun" aspect of this film, the snow day itself. They spent too much time on this kid trying to get this popular girl (whom he then rejects) and that had nothing to do with a snow day, other than the mantra he kept repeating. "Snow Day" is pretty good but not as good as I thought it would be. It's good for a deep snowy day if you want to stay inside. Grab a hot coco make yourself comfortable and enjoy. You're sure to get a good laugh.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.

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