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Running Time:
1 hour, 38 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for crude humor, innuendo and language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This unoriginal and only occasionally funny family road-trip movie isn't even saved by the presence of Robin Williams.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Director's Commentary with Telestrator ; Gag Reel; Alternate Scene; 5 Featurettes including: ; On Set With Director Barry Sonnenfeld; JoJo: The Pop Princess, ; RV Nation: The Culture of Road Warriors; Robin Williams: A Family Affair; The Scoop on Poop; RV Reveries:; Carl Sings; Cassie Sings; Jamie Sings; Storyboard-to-film Comparisons:; Sewage Dump; Bus Chase; Diablo Pass; Teeter Totter; Bike Chase.



R.V.
Robin Williams stars as Bob Munro, a bumbling, workaholic dad who tries to make up for neglecting his wife and kids by taking them on an RV trip to Colorado after promising them a vacation in Hawaii. What they don't know is that Bob has a reason to go to Colorado and it's not "let's spend more time together," which is hat he tells his family. He really has to go to for a business meeting.

His wife, Jamie (Cheryl Hines from TV's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), is pretty and formidable, his teenage daughter Cassie (Joanna Levesque "Aquamarine ) is surly and embarrassed by him, and his younger son Carl (Josh Hutcherson "Zathura: A Space Adventure") is just strange. The rented R.V. naturally incurs severe damage over the course of the film, as Bob runs over things, knock things down and generally drives like an idiot. And as in so many recent comedies, there's a mishap with the RV's toilet that results in a geyser.

In fact every cliche of every road-trip comedy of the last twenty years happens in this one, including the scene where Bob runs afoul of a raccoon. The screenplay was written by Geoff Rodkey, who also gave us the successful but equally silly "Daddy Day Care" and "The Shaggy Dog," and it hits all the usual plot points with very few really funny lines or situations. It's been quite a few years since Williams has played a regular dad in a comedy, and it's probably something he should do more often, but with a decent script. The film was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld who has made better and funnier films ("Men in Black," "Get Shorty"). This just isn't one of them.






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