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RV
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Starring: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, JoJo, Jeff Daniels
MPAA Rated: PG
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Kiddie Movie: It's better for them.
Date Movie: Only if you're taking my sister.
Gratuitous Sex: Lost of cleavage.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Ehh.
Laughs: Here and there.
Memorable Scene: Nothing really.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Barry Sonnenfeld
Produced By: Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick

RV
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG

It's 1:38 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I had two choices of movies to see when I woke up in the morning. One was a movie that would remind me about a tough day in history, the other movie was "RV." I was pretty much ready to relive some tragedy but still witness heroic acts with which to reflect on the rest of the day, but a quick e-mail from my sister caused me to divert my plans of reflection on acts of heroism and instead, see "RV." I only had one question about a half hour into "RV," namely, "What the hell am I doing listening to my sisterís movie recommendations?" Letís get to the movie.

Letís see, for "RV" we get Robin Williams as Bob. The movie opens with a touching scene of Bob and his daughter, bonding in a beautiful family moment. Fast-forward about ten years and the daughter, Cassie (Joanna Levesque, a.k.a. "JoJo), really wants nothing to do with dear old dad anymore. If that isnít bad enough, work is rough on Bob. His boss is a weirdo, and Bob might lose his job to some young whipper-snapper at the company. As things happen, Bob has a family trip planned for Hawaii, but the big boss-man needs Bob to attend a meeting in Colorado or else lose his job. What is Bob to do, especially since he is looking forward to spending the time with his kids? Well, of course Bob lies to his family, rents an RV, and takes the family on a "vacation" to Colorado. And hilarity is supposed to ensue, especially when they meet up with the Gornicke family, who live their lives in their RV.

Yup, nothing like a family trip to get a family together, but the problem is that this movie has been done before, and done so much better, by the king of all family trip movies, "National Lampoonís Vacation."

Look, itís not that "RV" is horrible, but it almost tries to be "Vacation"-light. The humor isnít as edgy or risquť, you know that in the end the family will realize that theirs is the best family in the world, and you know that somehow, someway, there will be a problem with the toilet (because apparently every RV has a problematic toilet), causing poop to fly. I think what really disappointed me was that there seemed to be some potential for this movie, but the film-folks didnít want to take it there. Robin Williams did a fine job as the father just trying to connect with his kids, but did he really think he could pull of canceling the Hawaii trip and replacing it with an RV trip to Colorado for a business meeting disguised as a trip to connect with the family and not get caught? And the kids were fine as the "Dad is a dork" kind of kids.

Alright, Iíve wasted too much time with trying to dissect this movie, when really it doesnít need dissection. The movie is rated PG, so most of the things stay clean, except for, of course, the Bob trying to empty the RV toilet. Itís 1 Ĺ stars out of 5 from me, although my sister would have probably given it 5, at least from the tone of her e-mail.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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