YMMV: Snow Day

  • Awesome Music: Basically, the entire soundtrack counts as this, but especially Another Dumb Blonde by Hoku.
    • Which is odd, considering at the time of the film's release, most people dismissed "Another Dumb Blonde" as another dumb pop song.
  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Damian Young, surprisingly not playing a Bus Driver Stu expy in spite of the fact that this was supposed to be the Pete & Pete movie.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Stephen Stills as the main character. Emmanuelle Chiquri and Schulyer Fisk (of Orange County) play the love interests.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Hal. He admits to counting the amount of times Claire blinks per second, he knows a lot about a girl he barely knows, He sniffs her whale bracelet when he gets a hold of it, and he has many behaviors that could count as downright stalking.
    • Stalking Is Love: When Hal, who she barely knows, tells Claire on the news that he knows everything about her, Claire doesn't find it creepy-she finds it romantic.
  • Spiritual Licensee: It was originally written as a film adaptation of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and it shows.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: There is A LOT of late 90's-early 2000's-era bubblegum pop music in this movie. Not only that but it has 2 Smash Mouth songs and There She Goes by Sixpence None The Richer.
  • Villain 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.
    • Many would argue The Snow Plow Man was just doing a 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).