Mildly amusing and as obvious as it is good-natured, director Chris Koch's debut film is nonetheless a rare teen comedy in which parents (the surprisingly at ease Chevy Chase and Designing Women
star Jean Smart) are depicted as hip, funny and caring.
That's one of exactly two sort-of original ideas in Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi's screenplay, so it's fortunate that the other one the almost mystical aura the characters attach to the titular school holiday doesn't outstay its welcome. Fifteen-year-old Hal Brandston (Mark Webber)
sees an unexpected blizzard as his chance to make an impression on the girl of his dreams (Emanuelle Chriqui), despi...