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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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Roger EbertFull 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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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"!
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