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Awesome: 9.76%
Worth A Look: 2.44%
Average: 12.2%
Pretty Bad: 7.32%
Total Crap68.29%

3 reviews, 23 user ratings

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Johnson Family Vacation
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Hell on wheels."
1 stars

Self-explanatory familial cross-country drive from Los Angeles to Caruthersville, Missouri for said group of Johnsons to compete for the “Best Family” trophy at their annual familial reunion.

Typical dysfunctional family caricatures — bumbling father, prudish wife, wannabe rap star son, the Lolita older daughter, younger daughter with an imaginary dog — with atypically bad results. The situational comedy is poorly set up and executed, lame results coming from a zany hitchhiker, a maniac truck driver out of Duel (only the truck is for diapers), a jacuzzi of corpulence and a little nudity, and a Lincoln Navigator that’s mistakenly been pimped out, must be returned unscratched, and is guaranteed to end in a wreck. And so on. The first few minutes set up an incorrect notion of how the humor will henceforth flow as Cedric the Entertainer puts on his stand-up chops for a couple of funny jokes about rap (“You gotta wear a condom to listen to some of it,” or, “With rap music, there’s no pension, no dental — that’s why they got all those gold teeth”), but the laughs last as long (if not shorter) as the Navigator remains in top condition. As bad and unfunny as the material is, it’s matched neck-and-neck by bad and unfunny performances from Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Solange Knowles, Shannon Elizabeth, and the generally reliable Steve Harvey, who is unconvincingly passed off as Cedric’s ultra-competitive older brother. With Gabby Soleil; directed by Christopher Erskin.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

11/21/08 Shaun Wallner Very Boring! 1 stars
11/01/07 Total Crap This movie broke my VCR 1 stars
4/01/06 Tanya awful, rent must have been due 2 stars
3/03/05 jeff rental material 3 stars
1/28/05 Jack Scallops Good fun for a Saturday night. 3 stars
11/11/04 matt the best 5 stars
8/26/04 Greg Probert Good movie 4 stars
7/03/04 Ashley Corpening Seems a blander version of many another road trip and/or family reunion film. 3 stars
5/25/04 Gertrude Weak jokes Bad story line 2 stars
5/20/04 Pink Crap!!! 1 stars
5/11/04 victoria Double great movie 5 stars
5/06/04 phro it was alright 3 stars
4/28/04 Jam7pi Some funny moments, but way too much "filler." A "C" list rental movie at best. 3 stars
4/24/04 pure crap sadly, that is 2 hours i will never be able to get back!!! 1 stars
4/23/04 Mia Renaldo that was a good movie! LOL!!!!!!!!!!! NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE!!!! 1 stars
4/20/04 Domonique Garner I love it I really do think that Bow Wow is bangin the movie was funny ass hell 5 stars
4/20/04 homie this movie was pitiful. I'm scarred for life 1 stars
4/17/04 Robin Thankfully, we got our money back halfway into the movie. It was a waste of time and money. 1 stars
4/15/04 thatONEgirl Um...wait to see it on DVD 2 stars
4/11/04 Wildcarde1 i new it was gonna be bad but no i had to go see it anyway, i may never be the same 1 stars
4/11/04 Holy Crap Was It BAD This film makes Cedric's cancelled FOX TVshow look like GOLD! 1 stars
4/10/04 Cat Smith I'm AA and this film is retarded. My family reunions are nothing like this. 1 stars
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  07-Apr-2004 (PG-13)
  DVD: 10-Aug-2004



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