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..
©2006 IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3 Produktions KG. All Rights Reserved.
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Feeble retread of comic family vacation plot.
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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
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