|RV (Blu-ray Disc, 2006, Canadian)|
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A family film for the Instant Messenger age, RV takes a humorous look at a mostly functional suburban family's attempt to get away from it all on a rare vacation. The always hilarious Robin Williams plays Bob Munro, a beaten-down middle manager who feels alienated from the family he works so hard to keep comfortable. Upon his insistence, the Munro family rents an RV and embarks on a search for quality time in the land of Manifest Destiny. With his frustrated wife Jamie (the always stellar Cheryl Hines of TV's CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), rapper-wannabe son Carl (Josh Hutcherson), and angsty daughter Cassie (Joanna Levesque, best known as a tween pop singer), la famiglia Munro is Westward Ho. However, white-collar Bob's lack of adeptness at handling the monstrous vehicle causes plenty of amusing chaos. Thank God for the kindness of strangers--in this case, a couple of endearing oddballs played by Jeff Daniels (who proved his comedic chops in the DUMB AND DUMBER films) and Kristin Chenoweth. As Travis and Mary Jo, two obsessive RV-ers with a penchant for barbecues, beer, and yodeling, they serve as the Middle-American heart and soul of the film, much smarter and savvier than cultural stereotypes write them off as being. Seasoned comedy director Barry Sonnenfield (MEN IN BLACK, WILD, WILD WEST) proves that he has mastered the intelligent comedy, and Williams, particularly in moments that are improvised, proves his brilliance once again. But it is the uniformly excellent supporting cast, in particular a knee-slapping turn by Will Arnett (Gob on TV's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), that makes RV so memorable.
Robin Williams is one of the most brillant comic talents on the planet. Barry Sonnenfield is a good director with a few hits (Men In Black) and a few failures (Wild Wild West). However paired together in RV, this is a match made is cinematic hell
Williams can make a bad film (Father's Day, Popeye) better, he can scare you (one Hour Photo, Insomina) and can make a great film (Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam)into a comedy classic. Here he has so very little to do ...a few pieces of slapstick business and a lot of deadpanning for the camera, he could have phoned in this film role. And if you have a great comedy talent (like williams) doing NOTHING, the rest of the cast must be either coasting or overworking. ITS COASTING HERE!
I love the talents of Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines and Kristen Chenoweth, but in this vehicle they are wasted
Very little of RV is funny..sorry to say with the talent in front and behind the camera involved, you could have made a funny film..and all we get in MUD in our collected faces from the road
This movie is a great family movie for all ages. My ratings on this family movie are Excellant.
Robin Williams plays an overworked Father trying to keep everything under control with his outrageous family. This movie is one I believe every faily can relate to in one way or another.
The Munro family was really looking forward to a vacation in Hawaii, when Dad Munro's boss says he must attend a meeting in Colorado or lose his job. So he drags his reluctant family on a RV road trip that will keep you laughing all the way throughout this family adventure.
It's obvious that It's going to be a bumby and Hilarious ride.
Jeff Daniel's also staring in this movie plays an great role with Robin Williams trying to befriend his family in a weird kind of annoying way.
This movie also stars Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque in this hilarious comedy adventure.
I give this movie 2 thumbs up.
This movie also comes with tons of extra features, as well as English 5.1 Dolby diital and French 5.1 Doby Digital options.
This blu-ray disc is very clear. The Munroe Family is scheduled to go to Hawaii for their family vacation whe Mr. Munroe's boss informs him that the proposal is due weeks earlier and that he must attend a presentation in Colorado. Fearing the consequences of telling his wife and family, he comes up with another plan. Mr. Munroe (Played by Robin Wlliams) decides to rent a RV and shows up at their house with it. He travels with his Laptop and Blackberry to keep communications with his Boss - without his family knowing. He works on the proposal in the evening while the family sleeps. He lost good productive time when they meet a family an RV Park they stopped at and had dinner with them. During their trip to Colorado, they keep running into this family and they begin chasing the Munroe's - little did Mr. Munroe realize that his LAPTOP is no longer with him but with the other family. Good laugh out loud laughs.
I bought this movie because I have previously enjoyed Robin Williams in movies. Unfortunately, the story line is poor and this movie is a waste of Williams' talent.
This movie starts out with Robin Williams portrayed as a subservient father husband, and employee. It goes from bad to ridiculous as he changes plans on his own from an apparently planned posh Hawaiian vacation for his demanding and spoiled family, into a camping week in a ridiculously huge rented RV.
Apparently he's never driven more than a sports car and rented the unit without training. The mistakes he makes are so outrageous that they're abrasive and SO not funny. Like forgetting to put on the brake and the unattended RV rolls into the lake and completely submerges. Robin then swims DOWN to it, starts it up and drives it out! It magically dries and they continue to abuse the vehicle until they become a loving and close family again. The campers they meet on their way are an extreme insulting parody of actual RV-ers willingness to help newer RV-ers.
Unfortunately, the $300,000 motor home doesn't fare so well and is not much more than a heap of rubble when they're finished with it. But they're not worried because they have INSURANCE!
They are also followed along by his boss who is constantly threatening him to "perform" or Williams will be replaced with the stooge, fresh out of school, that follows behind the boss like a puppy.
Completely unbelievable, weak story line, bad acting. Movies should be entertaining and this was so boring that I kept checking to see how much time was remaining and did I want to continue wasting my time.
This was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long while. Compared to Williams' "Awakenings", or "National Treasure", "Finding Nemo" or "Ice Age, The Meltdown", this one is a complete waste of time and talent.