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Jack Frost | 1998 | PG | - 2.4.1

In this bittersweet comedy, Michael Keaton gets a second chance to see his family when he comes back to life as a snowman. Also with Kelly Preston.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some mild sexual innuendo and a few kisses, some passionate. A man lies on top of a woman and kisses her. Some humor regarding (snow) balls. We briefly see a woman in a midriff-bearing shirt, and in one scene, a woman wears a tank top and tiny shorts (we mostly see her top). A snowman gets hit with two snowballs that stick to his chest and look like breasts; he briefly feels them.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - In one scene, it's suggested that a man has a fatal car accident -- from his perspective we see a bright light and a guard rail and then we hear a loud noise. A few snowball fights, during which some kids are hit pretty hard on the head and torso. Bullies throw giant snowballs with a slingshot and hit a few kids. During a chase scene, kids on snowboards and sleds lose control and fall into large snow drifts; one boy slides into a tree with his legs spread. Two kids are sandwiched between a drift and a huge, rolling snowball. During a hockey game, players are knocked down, pushed into the wall, etc. A boy dangles from a tree branch over a drop-off; he starts falling after the branch breaks. A snowman is hit and dragged by a snow plow, then pushed into a snow drift. A kid threatens to melt a snowman with a hair dryer. A snowman's head and torso comically fall apart at times. In one scene a snowman skis through two narrow trees and temporarily loses the sides of his head and body.


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LANGUAGE 1 - A few mild obscenities and one anatomical reference.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Grieving, death of a parent, getting a second chance.

MESSAGE - The movie's stated message is that you never lose a loved one as long as you keep him or her in your heart; the implied message is that you might get a second chance to actually see and spend time with a deceased loved one.

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