Reviewer: Donna Rolfe Source:
Mpower Dist./ARC Ent.
Steve McEveety, John Shepherd
Bobby Colemen; Bob E J. Thompson; Josh Flitter, Doug E Doug, Beverly Mitchell, Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd
Synopsis: Limited Theatrical Release - SNOWMEN is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World RecordsŪ title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that - while fame may be fleeting - true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (Last Song), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs), Bobbie J. Thompson (Role Models), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr.) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
One young boy wants to leave behind a legacy, something for everyone to remember him by. Eventually he learns that "it's not what we do that's important, so much as how we do it." That is the gift that this truth gives. This film has heart and is very compelling to watch. Children have an amazing way in looking at things differently from adults and these three boys see the world in a much simpler way. As the three young boys work together for one common cause, they also find out what motivates a school yard bully. They reach out to him to help, and for his help too. Along the way they learn a few lessons about life, friendship and how to treat others. This is a charming story for the family and even has a few subtle faith moments. Although there are a few scenes that may be frightening for younger children, we are pleased to award this movie our Dove "Family Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over.
Content Description: Sex: None Language: H (partially said)-1; Crap-1; Poop-1; PO-1 Violence: Characters throw ice balls and snow balls at a boy; dead man in snow; bullying; boy falls through the frozen ice on the lake and drowns. Drugs: Boy in hospital with IV. Nudity: None Other: Boys get stuck in snow pile when snow plow comes; boy blows a big mucus bubble on another; discussion regarding a ten-year-old boy dying and going to heaven; boy is dead for fifty three minutes.