YMMV / Snow Day

  • Awesome Music: Basically, the entire soundtrack counts as this, but especially Another Dumb Blonde by Hoku.
  • Cliché Storm: Pretty much every storyline in this film has been done before. Even the most original story, the Snow Plow Man one, had the same plot as an episode of The Adventures of Pete & Pete and sometimes feels like Home Alone on ice.
  • Critical Dissonance: Snow Day received mostly negative reviews from critics, but audiences seemed to enjoy it. It surpassed its $13 million production budget with its opening weekend gross, and eventually earned just over $60 million in the United States.
  • Designated Hero:
    • The Kids as, even though the snow plow man is a jerk, they are pretty much trying to stop him for no other reason than he's doing his job, a job that would benefit many people in real life.
    • Hal would also count, as he pretty much stalks Claire but is seen as being better than Chuck because...at least he's not a bully?
  • Designated Villain: Many would argue The Snow Plow Man was just doing his job, a job that is actually beneficial to many people (as they need the snow cleared from the roads so they can go to work).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Claire, mostly for looking like Emanuelle Chriqui.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Stephen Stills as the main character. Emmanuelle Chiquri and Schulyer Fisk (of Orange County) play the love interests.
  • Spiritual Licensee: It was originally written as a film adaptation of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and it shows.
  • Squick: Hal sniffing Claire's bracelet after finding it in the ocean can come off as creepy to some. Someone even made a comment about how creepy it was on twitter and Mark Webber, the actor who played Hal, liked the tweet! (However, he doesn't find the movie to be an Old Shame, as he's mentioned that he likes it on twitter).
  • Strawman Has a Point: One of Claire's snobby popular girl friends points out that it is rather ridiculous for Claire to be dating Hal when she doesn't even know him.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: While the movie received mostly negative reviews, Schuyler Fisk and Mark Webber were singled out for praise in some reviews, even for some reviewers that otherwise disliked the movie or just found it to be average.

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