RV: Runaway Vacation

RV: Runaway Vacation

Barry Sonnenfeld (2006)

94min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this 21st-century answer to National Lampoon's Vacation, stressed out executive Bob Munro (Robin Williams) swaps his planned Hawaiian vacation for an RV (that's recreational vehicle) road trip. He's been ordered to attend a meeting in Colorado, but the family - who are in the dark about his work commitments - are suitably unimpressed, particularly when they are befriended by a creepily nice clan led by Jeff Daniels. There are a few snappy one-liners here, but director Barry Sonnenfeld seems more interested in staging predictable slapstick set pieces, including a depressingly large number of toilet gags. It's hard to work out what's more disheartening: the fact that Williams has reverted to treacly family comedies after a welcome flirtation with edgy dramas, or that Sonnenfeld seems to have lost all the dark flair he brought to hits like The Addams Family and Men in Black. The best performances come from a couple of stars of the small screen - Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines as Williams's sardonic wife and, best of all, Will Arnett (Arrested Development) as his monstrous boss.

Summary

An executive is forced to cancel his annual family holiday in Hawaii after he is asked to attend an important meeting in Colorado. Aiming to keep both his boss and his loved ones happy, he organises a road trip across the country - but the wheels soon come off his best-laid plans as the journey hits a series of disasters. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels and Will Arnett.

Cast & Crew

Bob Munro Robin Williams
Jamie Munro Cheryl Hines
Travis Gornicke Jeff Daniels
Todd Mallory Will Arnett
Cassie Munro Joanna Levesque
Carl Munro Josh Hutcherson
Mary Jo Gornicke Kristin Chenoweth
Earl Gornicke Hunter Parrish
Moon Gornicke Chloe Sonnenfeld
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Children's