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An overworked executive, Bob Munro, persuades his wife and children to give up their Hawaiian vacation for some “family bonding” on a cross-country RV trip. But it’s all a ruse. Bob has other, more career-oriented reasons on his mind than spending quality time with his family in the Rocky Mountains. Through a series of misadventures, including constant run-ins with an overly friendly troupe of full-time RV’ers, Bob inadvertently learns the true meaning of family.
PROFANITY: Just a few mild profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Very little action, but the pace of the story is quick and fun. COMEDY: LOTS of chuckles and smiles plus several big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Poor On those rare occasions when RV stumbles across a comedic moment that is legitimately funny, it drains the humor out of it by milking it dry. RV falls into the category of movies a critic endures primarily to warn others off.
Roger EbertFull Review Average All of this is pleasant enough, after a fashion, but it never reaches critical mass. There is nothing I much disliked but little to really recommend.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 129 moviegoers: Well, the "professional" movie critics were certainly wrong on this one. They rated it average to below average. Most of our 129 actual moviegoers thought it was great. Only a small percentage rated it average. Close to half rated it "Excellent" or "Fantastic." That's certainly not an average movie. If this looks like the type of movie you might enjoy then I certainly recommend that you see "RV."
An overworked Bob Munro
(Robin Williams), his wife Jamie (Cheryl Hines), their 15-year-old daughter
Cassie (Joanna "JoJo” Levesque) and 12-year-old son Carl (Josh Hutcherson)
are in desperate need of some quality time together. After promising to take them
on a family vacation in Hawaii, Bob abruptly changes plans without telling them.
Instead of a week in a tropical paradise, they're going on a road trip to Colorado
in a recreational vehicle.
Dragging his wife and kids kicking and screaming into the RV, Bob's
togetherness plan (which is partly a ruse to keep him from losing his job) almost
immediately hits a major speed bump. Everything that can go wrong, does. Bob's
lame attempts to navigate the unwieldy, oversized vehicle are met with silence
and scorn from his resentful family. The RV life is a far cry from their comfortable
life in Los Angeles, and every attempt Bob makes to get them into the spirit of the
vacation threatens to tear them further apart.
At an RV camp, the Munro family is befriended by the Gornicke family — an
irritatingly endearing happy-go-lucky clan of full-time RVers. The more they try to
elude the Gornickes, the more their paths seem destined to cross. But adversity
has a way of uniting even the most dysfunctional family members and each
setback the Munros experience inadvertently helps them become a true family