Saturday, December 19, 2020

12/19/2020 08:05:00 AM

We all know the iconic character of Jack Frost. That is not at all what this movie is about, by any stretch of the imagination. This movie is really more of a weird take on Frosty the Snowman, if he were embodied by the soul of a man who came back to life for a brief final attempt to be a good father. 

 Michael Keaton plays "Jack Frost" who is a struggling middle-aged musician about to get his big break. He is so focused on his budding career that he neglects to give his son the attention he craves. Jack cancels a performance that could land his "Jack Frost Band" a record deal so that he can spend Christmas with his family. 

 Sadly, Jack encounters a terrible storm on the way home and meets an untimely demise. A year later his son Charlie builds a snowman with his Dad's clothes and blows into Jack's harmonica. Magical forces or something bring Jack back to life as a snowman so he can live in his ex-wife's front yard for a couple weeks. 

 If his family was trying to move on, they certainly can't now that he's hanging around all the time. I think the movie was supposed to be a feel-good family film, but it comes across as very odd to me. That's what I want to talk to you about today.


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