Weary of the New York rat race, John Baxter receives the gift of a lifetime in his uncle's will: the deed to a Rocky Mountain ski resort. But both John and his family begin losing their enthusiasm for the fairy tale life soon after they arrive.
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- Norman Tokar
- This movie is
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Disney classic is rather adult-centric, relying on themes of job loss, inheritance, and the struggle to survive in a new environment, for material. Kids might find the movie slow to start, but parents will enjoy the trip back in time -- when skiing was a novel new sport for swinging adults!
- Sexual Content
- A ski bunny puts the moves on Mr. Baxter, inviting him up to her room. Mr. and Mrs. Baxter kiss and lie in bed (clothed) together. When the Baxter family discusses the move to Colorado and asks their son to go to his room while the parents speak, he asks, jokingly, "What does this gotta do with sex?"
- Snowmobile race shows crashing and banging, but no violence.
- "God-darn" and "shut up" are as bad as it gets.
- Social Behavior
- Though John Baxter is a bit of a slacker at work, who tells the token female co-worker that she has great legs, he does show some backbone in the end when he risks everything for his family.
- The story concerns inheritance, greed, and the effect that money has on people. That said, the inheritance is a run-down ski lodge that the Baxter family gets up and running with their own hard work.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Hotel guests drink to the point of getting drunk. Some cigar smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it