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(1998)

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MPAA Rated PG for mild language
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Sex & Nudity

  • Jack and Gabby have a few kissing moments that may be a bit steamy for some parents with younger kids (it's not graphic, but they are longer than a peck, and are somewhat sensual, including one where he climbs over her on their bed and kisses her).

Violence & Gore

  • Charlie and many other kids get into a snowball battle that's reminiscent of a military war scene (but nothing worse than kids being hit with snowballs).

Profanity

  • 1 possible use of "shit", 2 damns, 1 ass, 1 crap, 1 hell, and 1 use each of "God" and "Oh my God" as exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Although it's not tobacco related, the neighborhood bully has something in his mouth that he's pretending to be a cigar (during the war-simulated snowball battle scene).
  • A ten-year-old boy makes a joke about his mom packing martinis in his lunch.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A main character dies near the beginning of the film while driving on an icy road late at night. The accident itself is not seen, so there's no blood or gore to worry about, but when the windshield wipers stop working, we do hear a crash right before the scene blacks out. There is also some suspenseful music playing in the background, so children might be frightened by it.
  • The moment when the snowman first comes to life (as wind and the camera rapidly spin around the snowman) may be just a bit frightening for very young viewers.
  • One year after the main character dies, his wife and child have a scene where they break down and cry together outside, talking about how much they miss him. It is a very sad moment.
  • Charlie's hockey coach is a little overzealous and sometimes yells at the kids.

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