Jack Frost

  • PG
  • Troy Miller (1998)
  • US
  • 97 min
Jack Frost
Film Review
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2 out of 5

In this charmless fantasy fable, a dead rock musician is resurrected as a snowman to watch over the son he neglected when he was alive. Unfortunately, Michael Keaton makes for a sinister looking Frost-dad and his casting requires an energetic leap of imagination, particularly in the snowboarding scenes. Everything else is pretty unbelievable, too, from the fake looking snow-creation (substandard work from Jim Henson's Creature Shop) to the inanity of Keaton's fatherly assistance. If it had been played as broad farce it might have worked. Sadly, the four scriptwriters decided to aim for the emotional resonance of Ghost, coating the whole movie in sickly icing.

Plot Summary

Fantasy comedy drama starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. When a neglectful father is killed in a car accident he has the chance to make amends with his son by returning to him in the form of a snowman.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack Frost
Michael Keaton
Gabby Frost
Kelly Preston
Charlie Frost
Joseph Cross
Mac
Mark Addy
Sid Gronic
Henry Rollins
John Kaplan
Dweezil Zappa

Crew

Director
Troy Miller

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Childrens
Drama