Box art for RV

RV

children & family, comedy


an overworked executive, Bob Munro (Robin Williams), persuades his wife and children to give up their Hawaiian vacation for some 'family bonding' on a cross-country RV trip.But Bob has other, more career-oriented reasons on his mind..

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    23%
  • Audience Score
    46%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Feeble retread of comic family vacation plot.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film is premised on a tedious sitcommish conceit: A father lies to his family about the reason for their vacation. The predictable road trip hijinks include problems with the RV's septic system (sewage exploding all over Robin Williams), sulky children, RV crashes and bad roads, mud and rain, wild raccoons, hip-hop bullies, and fellow travelers ridiculed for seeming "hick." These travelers include a mother who shows lots of skin and frequent cleavage. Children behave badly toward adults, adults behave badly toward children. Language includes sexual references; violence is comprised mainly of comic antics and pratfalls.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the importance of families spending time together. How does Bob forget the need for this intimacy in his desire to provide for his family financially? How do the kids learn to "appreciate" their father when he admits his mistakes? Is all the gross-out humor necessary to make the movie entertaining?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    23%
    reviews counted: 19
    see all RV reviews
  • Audience

    46%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Who recommended RV to Robin Williams is among the film's many mysteries. Why he took the role is another.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, April 28, 2006

Rotten: It's about as funny as an explosion in a septic tank.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, April 28, 2006

Rotten: Unfunny, sappy and massively predictable.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, April 28, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Without my little review here sounding too cliched this film could be and pretty much is a sequel to the classic Chevy Chase vehicles 'National Lampoon's'. Its pretty much a by the numbers light hearted comedy set in the wilderness as Robin Williams tries to give his family a fun packed vacation and spent more time with them. Despite being very very predictable and completely unoriginal the film is actually quite amusing and very watchable. Yes you know what will happen with every setup and yes Williams is being his own 'Clarke Griswold' but damn it its fun. Williams is a likeable fun guy and the family casting isn't too bad either, Hutcherson as a body building obsessed wannabe 'homie' is actually quite funny but Jeff Daniels as the slightly religious, thick tashed rodeo type does grate, his character and family I guess are the 'cousin Eddie' n co of the plot. Sonnenfeld is a good director of family films and he does a fine job here it has to be said even if the film is nothing new.

- phubbs1, Friday, March 30, 2012

3 stars

R.V is a fairly enjoyable comedy. I didn't expect that the film would be funny, entertaining or good for that matter. But I was pleasantly surprised. Robin Williams and Jeff Daniels are great here, and it's what makes this film work. R.V. is underrated and has good laughs because of the lead. Robin Williams is always a pleasure to watch on-screen, and in this film he brings on good laughs. R.V. is lot of fun, and is a good comedy for what it is. I enjoyed the film, and found that there were some good comedy bits here and there. R.V isn't a great film, but it's far from an awful film. The film is a good for what it is, and it's lots of fun. The film is entertaining and though it's nothing great, I think the film isn't as bad as what many people have claimed it to be. R.V. is an entertaining film that has a decent cast with a good lead, and Robin Williams definitely makes this film work. I enjoyed the film, and It's far better than what many people have claimed it to be. This a fun film to watch, and is underrated in my opinion. The film is much better than you might think. Of course, it's not a perfect comedy, but it definitely is a good one. I've seen worse films than this. R.V. has a good cast that keeps the jokes rolling, and the fact that Robin Williams stars in this is what really makes this film work. A good, fun and entertaining comedy film that shouldn't easily be dismissed.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Sunday, October 23, 2011

1 star

Not funny or fun, I did not enjoy this, horrible film.

- DreamExtractor, Thursday, August 18, 2011