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Jack Frost Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

Michael Keaton's frozen rocker dad makes a bad role model.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's a lot of juvenile behavior coming from the patriarch of the Frost clan. He's chronically late, self-absorbed, and when in the form of a snowman, talks a lot about his "balls" and his "big butt."

  • Families can talk about how Charlie's dad's death affects Charlie. Why does he quit the hockey team? Why do his grades fall? What would happen to Charlie if his dad didn't come back as a snowman?
  • Jack tells his son not to tell anyone about his reincarnation. When is it OK to keep a secret? When do the words "don't tell anyone" raise a red flag?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Charm is a primary characteristic of charlatans, and Jack Frost has charm in spades. He's looking out for number one, but is able to convince his family that he cares about them. Ultimately his wife and his son do the heavy lifting for him-- even when he returns to life as a snowman.

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    Role models: Jack Frost is a pretty self-centered guy, who tries to be there for his son but can't seem to make it happen. Yes, he soothes his son and makes him understand how much he loves him, but it's up to the son to save his dad in the end.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Dead of a parent in a car crash that seems rather glossed over. Some mild bully behavior and a snowball fight. The snowman's face can have a scary look about it, which youngest viewers might find frightening.

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    Sex: Mom and dad characters share long kisses and a moment in bed where mom is wearing a tight-fitting neglige. Some mild sexual references.

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    Language: Mild enough, but frequent and juvenile. "Balls," "butt," "butt boy," "butt head," "ass," "dammit," "crap," "sucks."

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    Consumerism: Mention of Jeep and Porsche cars. Denver sports franchises like the Avalanche and Broncos teams.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Charlie jokes with his dad about how his mom puts two martinis in his lunch box. Bar scenes are smokey and boozy.

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