Release Date: April 28, 2006
Starring: Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels,
Cheryl Hines, Kristin
Chenowith, Joanna "JoJo"
Levesque, and Josh Hutcherson
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 99 minutes
Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer: Bobby Cohen and Ryan Kavanaugh
Producer: Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick
Writer: Geoff Rodkey
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Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
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Williams plays Bob Munro, an executive at a large soda pop company who's in danger of losing his job to a younger man. Bob has scheduled a trip to Hawaii for his unappreciative family, but Bob's mean, phony boss orders him to attend a meeting in Boulder, Colo. to help him woo a smaller soft-drink company.
Instead of telling his family the truth, Bob rents a huge RV and tells them that taking a road-trip together to Colorado will bring them all closer together. Of course, Bob's wife, Jamie, and his two children, Cassie and Carl, are completely miffed. They think Bob is way over his head and knows very little about how to operate this vehicular monstrosity, which the children label "the rolling turd."
Sure enough, the trip goes downhill from the start. Adding to their traveling nightmares is the Gornicke family, a group of down-home, professional RV travelers who keep ingratiating themselves into the Munros' company.
A strange thing happens on the way to Colorado, however. Bob's notion that the trip will bring the family closer together begins to come true. Until, that is, they learn about Bob's real reason for the trip.
RV has several very funny, though sometimes or often predictable, moments that had many people in the screening audience in stitches. Robin Williams makes the most of his opportunity. It was also a pleasure to see the facial reactions to some of his character's predicaments of the actors playing his family.
RV also has a warm, chewy center, much like the s'mores that people make on similar camping trips. In the end, it's the family ties that bind, and all's well that ends well.
RV contains some foul language, a couple off-color jokes, some scatological humor about the RV's toilet pump, and lying. Only enough, however, to receive a well-deserved PG rating.
Robin Williams makes the most of his opportunity here, as does whole cast. RV has several very funny, though predictable, moments that had many people in the screening audience in stitches. RV also has a warm, chewy center. In the end, it's the family ties that bind, and all's well that ends well. RV contains some crude humor and foul language. Only enough, however, to receive a well-deserved PG rating.