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Jack Frost

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Jack Frost

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
Wide Release Date:
12/11/98
performer:
Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
director:
Troy Miller
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Mark Steven Johnson
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it a D+

Not to be confused with 1997’s direct-to-video snowbound slasher, this Jack Frost is just as implausible but more family-friendly. A small-town blues rocker (Keaton — skip his few but painful musical performances) gets the chance to mend his neglectful ways with his wife (Kelly Preston) and son (Cross) after he dies and comes back to life as a snowman. The overwritten story errs on the sentimental side, but the remarkable effects from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and ILM make this dramedy a fun enough way to warm up after a snow day. REEL GOODIES (0:20) Thrash poet Henry Rollins menacingly barks orders as the coach of a preteen hockey team. THE LAST DETAIL At one point, Sam Raimi (For Love of the Game) was in line to direct, and George Clooney was set to star. C+