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|College Road Trip|
Actors: Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song, Adam LeFevre, Eugene Jones III
Director: Roger Kumble
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, African American Cinema
COLLEGE ROAD TRIP stars Martin Lawrence as Chicago cop James Porter, an overprotective father who wants to keep his college-bound daughter, Melanie (Raven-Symone), close to home. When the smart, assertive Melanie declares ... more »
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Lori B. from ROUSES POINT, NY
Reviewed on 10/24/2013...
great movie,very funny! i love martin lawrence
Heather H. from WOODBURN, OR
Reviewed on 12/29/2009...
This movie is a fun story about a girl and dad learning to reconnect.
Leah F. from CANTON, GA
Reviewed on 9/10/2009...
My children loved this movie. It was a great family movie that was clean and appropriate for the whole family. Martin Lawrence was very funny and so was Donny Osmond's character. It was nice to have some nice wholesome fun we could all enjoy.
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College Road Trip - Good Movie For Families With Younger Kid
Mark | East Coast | 03/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"College Road Trip [Theatrical Release]
College Road Trip is a slap-stick comedy that is a great movie to take your kids to, as long as they are young. The main criticism I have of this movie is about the marketing, since most kids that are college bound are probably too old for this. The jokes are very predictable humor. If your kids are older than 14, they will probably find this style of humor too childish for their tastes. In that way this movie is a missed opportunity for Disney to expand their market to all the older Martin Lawrence and Raven fans.
If you've seen the trailers, you pretty much know the entire story. Dad (Martin Lawrence) takes daughter (Raven) on a road trip to check out colleges. Antics ensue.
Martin's character is a very over-protective police chief who is a bit of a control freak. His daughter has long outgrown being daddy's little girl. He wants her to stay local for college, but she wants to go away.
There's a genius younger brother and a pet pig to add the cute factor. There must be a lot of young geniuses out there because little brothers never have normal intelligence in movies or TV anymore, but I digress. Raven's friends are cliched teenaged valley girls who aren't even from the valley.
Most people who initially may be interested in seeing the movie are either Raven fans or Martin Lawrence fans. Yet this movie was made for an audience of much younger kids.
I am a huge Martin Lawrence fan and I think Raven is very talented and funny. But both of them were under used in this movie. Martin Lawrence is frequenty upstaged by his co-stars, and Raven does a good job but doesn't have the best lines. In fact, Will Sasso, Donny Osmand, his daughter, and the pig are the highlights of this movie. And they don't have enough scenes to make this movie really funny for adults.
Young kids from 5 to 12 or 13 will love the jokes. College bound kids will find themselves wondering why they called this "College Road Trip" when it's clearly designed for kids that aren't even out of grade school.
Overall, this movie is somewhat disappointing. It could have been so much more with the cast that they collected here. If you've got a group of young kids and want to take them to a fun and wholesome Disney movie, this is it. If you're kids are college bound, or even high school sophomores, they probably would rather see something else.
Want to Laugh Out Loud? GET THIS MOVIE!
Barbara F. Wright | Indianapolis, In USA | 07/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this movie so much when it was in theaters and I can't wait to see this again.... I laughed so much! It made me feel better after a hard days work. I would even so my parents this because in a way .... THIS TELLS EXTACT how I feel about college and the NEED to GET AWAY from HOME! Donny Osmond was the Best PART, even tough, I like Raven and Martin. I truly think you should consider purchasing this movie... I truly can't wait for a second one with these two families.
Great Movie For The Whole Family!
R. Jackson | Columbus, OH | 03/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie stars Raven-Symone and Martin Lawrence, in probably one of the best Family events of the year. Martin's humor, Donny's humor, Raven's great acting, and the pig, make this movie a must-see. It is really a great film, and close to the end, it becomes one of those movies that are cry worthy..."