To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke's horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins.
Performed by Céline Dion
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada
Lyrics written by Eloi Painchaud and adapted by Ian Kelly
Composed by Eloi Painchaud and Jorane
Published by Les Éditions Carpediem Film & Tv and Elephantone and Simon Wilcox-EMI
Blackwood Music Inc/ Stellar Songs Limited /Dames Booze and Chains (BMI) See more »
7.9 of 10. Not that 2015 had much competition, but this is a well-thought out story based on a book. Both family friendly and something parents will enjoy watching with all their kids.
The one drawback is the ending tries too hard to make a happy ending out of a tragedy, probably because it's intended for kids for the most part. I wonder if it's even allowed to make tragic films intended for kids, some sort of secret rating rule.
For the most part, this is one big allegory made into a tightly integrated cartoon involving kids, snow, and building snow forts. There's a little romantic tween interest going on that should keep teens interested. Importantly, it's not forced and a vital part of the story.
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