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Johnson Family Vacation

Release Date: April 7th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 10th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Separated from his beautiful wife (Vanessa L. Williams), Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) wants to make amends with her and spend time with his kids, finding the perfect chance for bonding in a cross-country trip to a family reunion. Convincing them all to join in on the journey, Nate takes the Johnson clan on a trek from California to Missouri, but they encounter various strange situations and eccentrics along the way, including a quirky hitchhiker (Shannon Elizabeth).

Cast: Cedric the Entertainer , Vanessa Williams, Solange Knowles, Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Gabby Soleil, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Harvey, Aloma Wright

Director: Christopher Erskin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Fox Searchlight, Bird and a Bear Entertainment, Magic Hallway Pictures

Keywords: Madcap , Son , Brother , Amusing , Husband , 2000s , Los Angeles , Wife , Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mild in both humor and impact, this well-cast comedy should provide welcome diversion during the holidays for audiences looking for a somewhat lighter experience than the crucifixion of Christ or the massacre at the Alamo. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie itself is genial and unfocused and tired. show more

  • 38
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Apart from Williams' presence, director Christopher Erskin's feature debut isn't worth the price of submission. It's not a road trip; it's a road trap. show more

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