5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining
RV it is a repetitive theme but what movies are not these days, Seems new ideas are elusive. I found RV fun and entertaining with an familiar cast. If you like Lampoons Vacation movies you will enjoy RV.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Poor Man's "Vacation"
If you have seen Vacation then you have seen this movie however this one is not nearly as good. This one has some pretty funny moments and focuses a lot more on "family" than Vacation but while Vacation was hilarious from start to finish this one is a lot more hit and miss with a very predictable ending.
Published on Aug. 18 2006 by Kilgore
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining,
This review is from: RV (Bilingual Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)RV it is a repetitive theme but what movies are not these days, Seems new ideas are elusive. I found RV fun and entertaining with an familiar cast. If you like Lampoons Vacation movies you will enjoy RV.
5.0 out of 5 stars RV,
This review is from: RV (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)as funny & entertaining as I expected, I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good laugh. Robin Williams is always funny.
4.0 out of 5 stars funny,
This review is from: RV (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)I enjoyed this dvd ,as have others who I have lent it to will watch it again happy happy happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie! Delivered very quickly! Great Experience over all!,
This review is from: RV (Bilingual) (DVD)Great Movie! First movie we have ordered on line and it was a great experience. Movie arrived through regular mail very quickly!
4.0 out of 5 stars Tres bon film,
This review is from: RV (Bilingual Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Ce film est un des films de comédies qui nm'a fait
rire et je vous le dit que je n'ai pas le rire facile.
Robin Williams a son meilleur
4.0 out of 5 stars A genuine family-friendly comedy that's actually funny,
This review is from: RV (Bilingual) (DVD)If you want a good, safe comedy the whole family can enjoy, RV fits the bill. Sure, it doesn't exactly break any new ground, but the reason they keep making family vacation comedies like this is because they tend to be pretty entertaining -- especially when a Robin Williams is featured in the cast. There's more to this film than mere comedy, of course, as it has a lot to say about family. The plot synopsis describes this family as dysfunctional -- this could not be more wrong. This is a completely normal family that almost everyone can identify with. Bob Munro (Robin Williams) works hard to support his family, worries that he's going to lose his job to some stuck-up kid fresh of college, his wife has to deal with the pressures of getting the kids everywhere they need to go while also taking care of everything on the home front, and the kids are distant and always complaining (i.e., they're teenagers). If this is dysfunctional, then America is overflowing with dysfunctional families.
When his boss pulls the rug out from under Bob's upcoming business trip (with family) to Hawaii and replaces it with a scheduled presentation in Colorado, Bob tries to make up for the disappointment by renting an RV and spending some quality time with his family on the way to the Centennial State. He knows he is running out of time if he's ever going to reconnect with his kids, Cassie (Joanna "JoJo" Levesque) and Carl (Josh Hutcherson). No one is excited at the prospect, and the trip gets off to a bumpy start, but the Munro family soon rolls its way into many a comical situation. Naturally, you have a whole sequence built around emptying the RV's sewage tank and the obligatory face-off against nature (raccoons, in this case), but you also have the family's encounter(s) with the Gornicke family. Jeff Daniels and Kristin Chenoweth put on a great show as seeming bumpkins who just keep popping up, despite the Munros' efforts to avoid them. They're good people, though, even though they do come across as a little bit too happy -- and they enjoy a kind of closeness with one another that Bob dreams of rediscovering with his own wife and kids.
Juggling the rigors of the whole RV experience while surreptitiously trying to get a presentation written is a challenge, and then Bob still has to figure out a way to get to his meeting without his family knowing about it. It's just the kind of thing to bring everyone together in the end, though - or maybe not. Either way, it makes for quite a memorable family outing.
There is a lot of physical comedy in the film, which Robin Williams pulls off with his trademark ease. I think Williams is funniest when he gets into one of his manic, fast-talking states of random weirdness, but his character is pretty restrained in this regard. That disappointed me a little, but that's just a matter of me asking this film for something it wasn't designed to give me. It's still a very funny movie with great performances all around, and -- as I mentioned earlier -- it's a lot more family-friendly than most comedies being produced these days. That makes it a real winner, in my book.
1.0 out of 5 stars Robin Williams falls to new lows.,
This review is from: RV (Bilingual) (DVD)I cannot understand why, if possibly in desperation, Robin Williams took part in this lowest of low movies. The whole movie from beginning to end is one of the worst movies that I have ever viewed. The jokes are predictable, if you can call them jokes. I would guess if you think having an RV holding tank ending up being sprayed over your entire body is funny, this movie is for you. Save your money, an hour and a half nap would be far more redeeming. Giving this movie a one star rating is one star more than I should be giving.
2.0 out of 5 stars A Poor Man's "Vacation",
This review is from: RV [UMD for PSP] (Bilingual) (UMD for PSP)If you have seen Vacation then you have seen this movie however this one is not nearly as good. This one has some pretty funny moments and focuses a lot more on "family" than Vacation but while Vacation was hilarious from start to finish this one is a lot more hit and miss with a very predictable ending.
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3.0 out of 5 stars typical road trip gone wrong/family bonding movie with the usual moral (2.5/5),
This review is from: RV (Bilingual) (DVD)RV is basically National Lampoon's "Vacation" lite,in my opinion.it is
essentially a 'road trip disaster,family bonding along the way' road
trip.predictable,but funny in parts.the movie doesn't have the edge
that Vacation has and some of the humour is potty humour.decent
acting by all,but not much of a challenge for the actors.this movie has
been done before,with varying degrees of success.some have been
better(Vacation)some worse.(i won't mention any by name.and like many
of this genre RV has the usual(but not always) message,specifically the
value and importance of family.ordinarily i would say this would be a
bit too preachy,but it is only in the latter stages of the film that it
feels like a sermon.overall the movie tries hard to be funny only
succeeding on rare occasions.RV is neither a good movie nor a bad
movie.i think it lies somewhere in between.if you like this movie you
will probably like the Vacation movies.as for RV,i think it rates a
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