Jack Frost

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"Jack Frost is getting a second chance to be the world's coolest dad... if he doesn't melt first."
  • PG
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.4  (38,807)
  • 40

Jack Frost is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Troy Miller and starring Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, and Joseph Cross. The film follows a man named Jack Frost, who was always too busy with his music career to spend time with his son Charlie. As he heads out on a road trip to make amends, a freak accident causes him to become a snowman.

The story starts with Jack Frost, a blues musician who spends most of his time away from home, performing in bars and nightclubs across the country. He misses his son Charlie's hockey games and doesn't attend his Christmas play, which causes strain in their relationship. During one of his tours, Jack decides to cancel a few shows and head back home to spend time with his family, which includes his wife and young son.

However, as he is driving back, he meets with a car accident and dies on impact. A year after his death, a scientist who is experimenting with genetic material brings Jack back to life, but in the form of a snowman. Jack is now a talking snowman and realizes that he has been given a second chance to bond with his son.

At first, Charlie is scared and doesn't believe that the snowman is his father. But as time passes, the two of them start spending more time together and begin to build a bond. They have snowball fights, play ice hockey, and even compose a song together. Through their conversations and interactions, Jack is able to impart valuable life lessons to Charlie, and the two of them grow closer.

In the meantime, Jack's wife, Gabby, who has been struggling to come to terms with his death, finds solace in developing a friendship with one of Jack's friends, who is also a musician. As Gabby and the friend start to spend more time together, Charlie feels like his mother is betraying his father's memory. He becomes angry and distant from Gabby, causing further strain to their relationship.

As the winter months come to an end, so does Jack's time as a snowman. Charlie is devastated and doesn't know how to cope with losing his father once again. However, before Jack disappears, he leaves Charlie with one last message of love and reassurance.

Jack Frost is a heartwarming film that explores the theme of loss, grief, and the importance of family. Michael Keaton delivers a wonderful performance as Jack Frost, who is charismatic, funny and has a heart of gold. Joseph Cross, who plays Charlie, is also impressive, displaying a range of emotions as a young boy who lost his father and is struggling to come to terms with his death.

The film is set against a beautiful winter backdrop and features some great music, particularly the original song 'Frosty the Snowman' that Jack and Charlie compose together. The CGI used to bring Jack to life as a snowman is well done and adds to the film's charm.

Overall, Jack Frost is a feel-good movie that is perfect to watch during the holiday season. It's a reminder of the importance of family, love, and forgiveness, and how even the smallest moments can have a big impact on the people we care about.

Jack Frost is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 40.

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    1 hr 41 min
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    5.4  (38,807)
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