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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..

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 11
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
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®

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    reviews counted: 19
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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

1 star


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 stars

Another classic funny movie from Robin Williams

- LWOODS04, Sunday, April 26, 2009

3 stars

There is nothing genius about R.V., but despite the negativity surrounding this picture, it is a decent family film.There isn't much to the story, which is fine for a movie like this. It is straightforward and not incredibly unbelievable.One of the problems is that, despite the simple story, this family film fails to entertain for the entire hour and 40 minutes. That's not to say that this is a bad movie because it does have its moments. It's just not enough.A bunch of the comedy comes in the first half of the picture with segments that can create loud laughter. It is the second half that the story kicks in and the comedy slowly fades out. Honestly though, this is not surprising.The casting for this picture is actually well done. Robin Williams is his usual comedic self, but at times it seems he is holding back the comedy to portray the role of a family man. Cheryl Hines isn't that funny, but she is a fitting wife for Robin. Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque actually portrays a wisecracking teenage daughter quite successfully. Josh Hutcherson does the same as the teenage son. Jeff Daniels and Kristin Chenoweth also show up as another RV family. Funny stuff.R.V isn't a blockbuster of a comedy and it isn't Robin Williams' best movie. Nevertheless, it is still a decent watch, if only once.

- skactopus, Sunday, March 1, 2009