A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Repeated messages about the importance of faith, belief, and trust during the holidays, and an obvious example of a greedy character being thwarted. One character is locked in a closet for a few hours by family members. A street urchin relies on pickpocketing to survive.
Violence & Scariness
An intimidating nurse bears a scary needle. Cartoonish threats by a reindeer named Buddy. Slapstick falls, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A married couple kisses.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Two adult characters are shown drinking away their sorrows in a bar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sequel to Snow is as family-friendly as the original movie -- and slightly less bland to boot. A former big game hunter plays the meanie. Santa is depicted not only as real but all too human, and his zany antics and pratfalls will keep kids laughing. For the adult audience, the romance between Santa and Mrs. Claus is surprisingly sweet. There's no depiction of the holiday's religious aspects. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The main reason Snow 2 works is because Cavanagh and Williams have an undeniable chemistry. Even more than in the first movie, Williams' goofiness and appealing charm make her seem like the perfect match to hapless Nick. It's a treat to watch Sandy find and guide Nick to the inevitable conclusion while simultaneously holding back from telling him who she is -- and to see Nick fall under her spell even more convincingly the second time around.
Lest it all sound too adult, rest assured that their chaste romance is accompanied by non-stop pratfalls and lots of reindeer humor. Buck is easy to dislike but not too threatening for young viewers. The saccharine-sweet ending and the fact that, in this movie, Christmas magic can even bring back the dead for a quick social visit, can be forgiven in light of the film's overall charm . And fans will be happy to know that the door is left wide open for Snow 3.
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