Johnson Family Vacation [DVD] [2004]

Funnyman Cedric the Entertainer stars in this comic road trip, which comes to DVD in an edition with plenty of extras. Johnson Family Vacation has been given two transfers to disc -- a letterboxed version in the film's original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 (which has been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors) and a pan-and-scan version in the full-screen ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring Cedric the Entertainer, co-star Bow Wow, director Christopher Erskin, and producer Eric C. Rhone; another commentary from screenwriters Todd R. Jones and Earl Richey Jones; a collection of outtakes and deleted scenes; and a short documentary on the making of the film.
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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars.
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

Special Features

  • Full-length audio commentary by Cedric the Entertainer, Bow Wow, director Christopher Erskin, and producer Eric. C. Rhone
  • Full-length audio commentary by writers Todd R. Jones & Earl Richey Jones
  • Deleted scenes and outtakes with optional director's commentary
  • Making-of featurette
  • And much more
  • Closed Captioned


Johnson Family Vacation
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer serves as both producer and star of this comedy about a family who discovers just how much can go wrong en route to a family get-together. When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack (Steve Harvey). Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his recently separated wife, Dorothy (Vanessa L. Williams), to tag along, and packs up his three kids -- nubile teenager Nikki (Solange Knowles), under-age wannabe rapper D.J. (Bow Wow), and precocious seven-year-old Destiny (Gabby Soleil) -- for what he imagines will be a leisurely drive from Los Angeles to St. Louis. However, between his wary wife, arguing kids, angry police officers, bizarre hitchhikers, bad diner food, and an unfortunate run-in with a cement mixer, getting from point A to point B proves to be just short of a nightmare. Johnson Family Vacation was the first feature film for director Christopher Erskin, who previously distinguished himself directing music videos for the likes of Missy Elliot, TLC, and Boyz II Men. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Cedric the Entertainer
    Cedric the Entertainer - Nate Johnson, Uncle Earl
  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Williams - Dorothy Johnson
  • Solange Knowles
    Solange Knowles - Nikki Johnson
  • Bow Wow
    Bow Wow - D.J. Johnson

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