Snow Day (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Chris Koch|
|Narrated by||Mark Webber|
|Music by||Steve Bartek|
|Edited by||David Finfer|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|February 11, 2000|
|Box office||$62.5 million|
Snow Day is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Chris Koch and produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. It was released on February 11, 2000, and was met with generally negative reviews from film critics, but was a modest box office success. It was released on home video on October 3, 2000.
The film focuses on a group of elementary school students in Syracuse, New York, led by Natalie Brandston (Zena Grey), who get a snow day, and try to keep their school snowed in and closed by stopping a snowplow driver (Chris Elliott) from plowing the streets. Meanwhile, her older brother, Hal (Mark Webber), tries to win the heart of high school sweetheart, Claire Bonner (Emmanuelle Chriqui), with the help of his best friend, Lane Leonard (Schuyler Fisk), who secretly harbors feelings for him. Also, their father, Tom (Chevy Chase), is a TV meteorologist who must face off against a rival one, Chad Symmonz (John Schneider), in order to have the right of continuing his career. Their workaholic mother, Laura (Jean Smart), is stuck at home with her mischievous son, Randy.
Eventually, Natalie and her friends, Wayne (Josh Peck) and Chet (Jade Yorker), take over the plow and "unplow" the streets (move all the snow back in the way). After endless love demonstrations (and being rescued by Natalie), Hal finds out he, in fact, loves Lane. He is even encouraged by Claire to go after her. Tom unmasks Chad on live TV, showing the viewers that he is fake, winning his status back. Chad is arrested and Laura takes the day off from work to look after Randy.
- Zena Grey as Natalie Brandston
- Chris Elliott as Roger "Snowplowman" Stubblefield
- Mark Webber as Hal Brandston
- Jean Smart as Laura Brandston
- Schuyler Fisk as Lane Leonard
- Chevy Chase as Tom Brandston
- Iggy Pop as Mr. Zellweger
- Pam Grier as Tina
- John Schneider as Chad Symmonz
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Claire Bonner
- Josh Peck as Wayne Alworth
- Jade Yorker as Chet Felker
- Damian Young as Principal Ken Weaver
- Connor Matheus as Randy Brandston
- J. Adam Brown as Bill Korn
- David Paetkau as Chuck Wheeler
- Kea Wong as Paula
- Carly Pope as Fawn
- Tim Paleniuk as Mailman
- Rozonda Thomas as Mona
- Katharine Isabelle as Marla
The film was filmed in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, as well as Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. It was originally planned to be one based on the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete, but this idea was aborted and it was rewritten as a stand-alone story.
The film opened at number 3 at the North American box office making $14.3 million USD in its opening weekend behind The Beach and Scream 3, which was on its second week at the top spot. It was a modest box office success, earning $60,020,107 in its domestic run and has grossed $62,464,731 worldwide.
The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave it a "Rotten" rating of 28% based on 65 reviews, with an average score of 4.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Weak assembly of characters and story lines made it forgettable and silly." Metacritic gave it a score of 34% based on 22 reviews, indicating "Generally unfavorable reviews".
|2000||YoungStar Awards||Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy||Mark Webber||Nominated|
|2001||Young Artist Awards||Best Family Feature Film - Comedy||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Under||Connor Matheus||Nominated|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Favorite Song from a Movie (Internet Only)||Another Dumb Blonde performed by Hoku||Nominated|
The film's soundtrack peaked at number 183 on the Billboard 200 chart.
|Snow Day: Music from the Motion Picture|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||February 8, 2000|
|1.||"Another Dumb Blonde"||Antonina Armato, Tim James||Hoku||3:49|
|2.||"My Heart's Saying Now"||Paul Barry, Mark Taylor||Jordan Knight||3:50|
|3.||"The Reason Why"||Arnthor Birgisson, Patrick Tucker||LFO||3:46|
|4.||"Still"||Dave Deviller, Sean Hosein, Justin Jeffre, Drew Lachey, Nick Lachey, Jeff Timmons||98 Degrees||4:00|
|5.||"Picture of You"||Andrew Watkins, Paul Wilson, Eliot Kennedy, Ronan Keating||Boyzone||3:25|
|6.||"Lifetime Affair"||Danny O'Donoghue, Terry Daly, Wanya Morris, Mark Sheehan||Mytown||4:35|
|7.||"There She Goes"||Lee Mavers||Sixpence None the Richer||2:41|
|8.||"Come On Come On"||Greg Camp, Steve Harwell||Smash Mouth||2:32|
|9.||"Say You Love Me (Radio Edit)"||Sherree Ford-Payne, Rhett Lawrence, BeBe Winans||Dina Carroll||3:13|
|10.||"Wasting My Life"||Ariel Rechtshaid||The Hippos||2:39|
|11.||"Noise Brigade"||Dicky Barrett, Dennis Brockenborough, Joe Gittleman||The Mighty Mighty Bosstones||2:14|
|12.||"Waiting for a Girl Like You"||Lou Gramm, Mick Jones||Foreigner||4:32|
The following songs were included in the film but not featured on the soundtrack:
- Al Martino – "Love Letters", "Fascination" and "To Each His Own"
- Irving Berlin – "Heat Wave"
- Smash Mouth – "Satellite"
- Ernest Gold – "The Big W"
- Simon Chardiet – "Drag Blob"
- The Wiseguys – "Ooh La La"
- Schuyler Fisk – "It's Not Her"
- The Brian Setzer Orchestra – "Switchblade 327"
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- "Snow Day Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
- "Snow Day - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- Phares, Heather. "Snow Day - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
- Snow Day at the Internet Movie Database
- Snow Day at the TCM Movie Database
- Snow Day at AllMovie
- Snow Day at Rotten Tomatoes