Take a Vacation.....
V. Marshall | North Fork, CA USA | 10/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Meet the new generation's vacationing family as they travel from California to Missouri and encounter all sorts of silly experiences along the way.
Nate Johnson (played by Cedric the Entertainer) begins his family vacation by picking up his SUV from the dealer and finding out he now has a "hip-hop mobile" complete with hydraulics and rapper wheels. His son, (Lil' Bow Wow), now of course thinks of his dad as cool. Estranged from his wife (Vanessa Williams), Nate has convinced her to take a ride to his family reunion along with his teenage boy-crazy daughter (Solange Knowles) and his youngest child (Gabby Soleil). All kinds of funny things happen along the road and family issues begin to come to a head. The reunion is hilarious with Nate and his brother (Steve Harvey) competing for their mother's attention....let the competitions begin!
Cedric the Entertainer is very funny in his role as the nerdy insurance selling dad; he is a gifted performer and has the chance to show off all his stuff in this role. Vanessa Williams is still beautiful and amazingly good as the serious Johnson mom. Lil Bow Wow shows he is not all hip-hop in his role as the Johnson son. Solange Knowles is perfectly cast as the teenage Johnson daughter with an eye for the boys. And how sweet is little Gabby Soleil as the youngest Johnson. Of course Steve Harvey cannot be denied as the competitive Johnson brother. The best part of this movie is the talent contest at the reunion where we get to see Cedric in all his glory and Harvey doing a "Miss Jackson" routine! This movie is light-hearted and entertaining for the whole family with a heartwarming ending of course so sit back and let the Johnson's do the driving.
kiara | virginia | 07/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the movie was hillarious! preshel went to go see it on the same day that i did, and we laughed baout it for a week. if you are looking for a good movie that is guarenteed to make you relax, BUY THIS MOVIE NOW! i promise it will have you rollin'."
Probadly Up there With Worst FIlms Of All-Time
Elias Luna | Bx. New York | 01/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow the crap hollywood throws at The world is incredible and insulting , This film shouldnt even be in existance, Not One funny part I Didnt laught not one time,Crappy reused jokes and plots, THis is the same old crap you've seen hundreds of times,It gets to the point when i ask myself are they even trying, do they make films so bad purposely?? People Take my advice stay away and you might save yourself from this horrible movie(well this doesnt deserve the word movie it suits better when called Cow Crap"
Sub-par road trip movie
Hinkle Goldfarb | R.R. 1 Highway 162, Butte City, California | 12/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"At their best, road trip movies can be transformative adventures (e.g., "Y Tu Mama Tambien"; "Midnight Run"). At their worst, they can just be unfocused, meandering wastes of time. Unfortunately, this movie tended toward the latter. Instead of transformation we get one-liners and sight gags, and not even enough of those. Also this movie wasted of fine acting talent, especially, of all people, Shari Headley, whom I fell in love with in the classic "Coming to America," but is relegated to a bit part here. Come back Shari!"