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April 28th, 2006







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Plot
Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.4/10 (22,677 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth

Storyline
The executive Bob Munro is stressed, feeling threatened of losing his job and his lifestyle, since his abusive boss Todd Mallory hired the Stanford's geek Laird to work in their soda's company. Bob has promised his wife Jamie Munro, his teenage daughter Cassie Munro and his young son Carl Munro to spend vacations in Hawaii, but Todd demands him to prepare a presentation and attend a business meeting with the owners of a family company in a merging operation scheduled in the same period. Bob hides the truth to his family, rents a recreational vehicle and tries to convince his dysfunctional family that a road trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains would be good to bring old values back to their family. After many incidents and while in the trailers parking area, the rookie Bob is helped by the bizarre but friendly Gornicke family. They escape from the Gornickes and initiate a journey of difficulties and leaning, retrieving their forgotten family bonds.

Cast:
Robin Williams - Bob Munro
Cheryl Hines - Jamie Munro
Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque - Cassie Munro
Josh Hutcherson - Carl Munro
Jeff Daniels - Travis Gornicke
Kristin Chenoweth - Mary Jo Gornicke
Hunter Parrish - Earl Gornicke
Chloe Sonnenfeld - Moon Gornicke
Alex Ferris - Billy Gornicke
Will Arnett - Todd Mallory
Tony Hale - Frank
Brian Howe - Marty
Richard Ian Cox - Laird (as Richard Cox)
Erika-Shaye Gair - Cassie, age 5
Veronika Sztopa - Gretchen

Taglines: One family. Eight wheels. No brakes.



Details

Official Website: Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 28 April 2006

Filming Locations: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,414,767 (USA) (30 April 2006) (3639 Screens)

Gross: $71,402,035 (USA) (20 August 2006)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "Happy Max" horn on the Gornicke's RV plays a portion of the theme from Star Trek.

Goofs:
Continuity: Before riding his bicycle down the side of the hills, Bob yells to the others while at the gas station. They do not hear him, yet he can clearly hear Travis telling everyone to get back on the Gornicke bus.

Quotes:
Cassie Munro: Maybe we can feed Carl to the raccoon.
Carl Munro: Maybe we can feed him you, he might be on the south bitch diet.
Bob Munro: That's a good one son.



User Review

Give Robin Williams a break...

Rating: 6/10

R.V

My rating: 6.5/10

I went to see this movie with extremely low expectations, thanks to all the negative predictions which had been circulating for the past few weeks, and I have only one thing to say; DO NOT avoid this movie only because your favourite critic has said that it is an unprecedented flop, or because you think the title is unappealing – watch the movie for yourself first, and be the judge yourself without being influenced by any other guy who probably hasn't even seen the film. Only then you will realise the true significance of this movie.

First off, it's a great movie to watch with the whole family, which is saying something since most of the comedy movie nowadays are filled with raunchy jokes from start to finish (not that I don't enjoy those movies, but it's cool to watch a nice simple family movie every now and then – "The Pink Panther" is a good example of the latter). Contrary to rumours, Robin Williams does NOT let us down, in fact I think he is just as funny as he was in his previous flicks – and if some obsessively observant viewers do notice a change in his performance, then give the guy a break, he's getting older he isn't what he used to be 10 years ago!

I think it's a pretty good movie– mind, it isn't a piece of genius but as I said, if you wipe out all biased thoughts from your mind before watching this flick and without the skeptical attitude, there's a good chance you will enjoy this movie as much as I did, just give it a try.









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