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At Theaters: 4/7/2004 On Video: 8/10/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429946
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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It's a roadside emergency waiting to happen when Nate Johnson sets out with three unruly kids and one unsatisfied wife on a cross-country trek from California to Missouri for the Johnson family's annual reunion/grudge match. And yet, even if the Johnson's start out at each other's throats, they're about to rediscover one another's hearts.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - A silly, sometimes corny, comedy with a few instances of somewhat mild sexual talk and innuendo.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Cedric The Entertainer BARBERSHOP 1 and 2, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY
Vanessa Williams SHAFT, LIGHT IT UP, DANCE WITH ME, SOUL FOOD
Solange Knowles (Her feature film debut)
Lil Bow Wow (now just Bow Wow) LIKE MIKE
Steve Harvey YOU GOT SERVED, THE FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS
Director: Christopher Erskin (Feature film directorial debut )
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Production Notes Heading
Mile 0: The Johnson Family Vacation Begins
On the Road: Meet the Johnson Family
Detour: Stops Along the Way
The Ride: About the Johnson Family Car
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Just 6 very mild words.
SEX/NUDITY: About a half-dozen mild sexual remarks.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Lots of chuckles and even more smiles.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average Cedric the Entertainer can be a breakout comic force if given the least opportunity, but "Johnson Family Vacation" tames him in a routine cross-country comedy that feels exactly like a series of adventures recycled out of every other cross-country comedy.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 175 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
32
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
12
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
39
Very High
95%
30+Adults (F)
49
High
96%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 175 moviegoer opinions. Children and teens, both male and female, loved "Johnson Family Vacation." Older moviegoers weren't far behind. Nearly 90% rated it "Very Good" or higher with lots of "Fantastic" opinions, which is great. And equally important is the lack of any low opinions. This is truly a great movie for the entire family. GO SEE "JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION"!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Despite being virtually ignored by his separated wife Dorothy (Vanessa Williams) and out of touch with his rapper-wanna-be son (Bow Wow), his Lolita-like teenage daughter (Solange Knowles) and his imaginary-dog-toting youngest child (Gabby Soleil), Nate is convinced that he and his relations can make off with the coveted Johnson Reunion Family of the Year award. But first they have to make it to Missouri. From the minute Nate hits the accelerator of his Lincoln Navigator, the Johnsons encounter one mishap after another, as they are sucked into the universe of Murphy's Law where anything that can go wrong does . . . and the catastrophes just keep multiplying. Along the way, Nate is chased by an 18-wheeler out for revenge, savaged by unhygienic diners, put under a spell by a voodoo hitchhiker, taken into police custody for using a "biological weapon," set adrift in a corn field and trapped in a hot tub nightmare. Still, nothing can detour Nate from getting his family to Missouri on time - except maybe finding Missouri.
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