AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Jan 13, 2011

Runaway Vacation (aka RV)

Release date: 28 April 2006 (Canada)

Robin Williams does his usual routine in this take on Chevy Chase's Vacation. Bob Munro (Williams) has promised his family - wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines) and typical teenagers Carl (Josh Hutcherson) and Cassie (JoJo Levesque) - a family holiday to Hawaii. Plans go awry when his meano-beano boss orders him to prepare a pitch for a big client in Colorado. Bob then rents the mother-of-all-RVs and convinces the family head west so he can complete the presentation and assist the evil boss in the presentation. What ensues is typical stuff coloured by the arrival on scene of the very odd and very type cast Gornicke family, headed by papa Travis (Jeff Daniels). Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld RV has several (crude) laughs and does all it is supposed to do to unite the family through the course of a road trip. Original it is not; funny it is (in parts).

My rating for the sheer dumbness of it all, 5 out of 10.

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