A white-collar workaholic deceptively persuades his family to forgo their much-anticipated Hawaiian vacation for a cross-country road trip in a fully loaded RV, during which they discover the true meaning of family bonding, in Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld's family-friendly road comedy starring Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, and Cheryl Hines. Bob Munro (Williams) is overworked and overstressed, and though his proposal to hit the road with his wife and two children at first sounds like a heartfelt bid to get better acquainted with his increasingly dysfunctional family, it soon becomes obvious that he had more career-oriented goals in mind when planning the trip. The Munros have always managed to get by in the past, though, and as they slowly become immersed in RV culture with a little help from a full-time troupe of Winnebago warriors, they might just make it to the Rocky Mountains without driving each other totally insane.~Jason Buchanan
5 featurettes including: On Set with director Barry Sonnefeld
RV shows what it is like to try to be a successful businessman and to simultaneously be a good family man. Robin plays Bob, a man who truly loves his family but also wants to advance at his job. He knows his family will benefit from going on vacation together in an RV but yet he sneakily works on his business presentation while on vacation. While on vacation, Bob and his family encounter another family in an RV, the Gornickes. The movie shows the lifestyles of two very different families and how they react to each other. The movie has laughs plus it is realistic about what it is like to be a man in today's corporate culture. Robin does a great job of a man just trying to do the right thing for his family by providing for them through his job. RV should appeal to almost any family.
In the mode of NATIONAL LAMPOON'S FAMILY VACATION is not a negative thing. This is an energetic and often quite funny family film. The theater we saw it in was nearly full with a cross section of seniors to kids. People laughed together and often.
The movie is fast paced with great outdoor cinematography. The plot has some twists and surprises and a real treat is Jeff Daniels and Kristen Chenoweth as parents of a permanent RV living (Christian?) family that are not treated as buffoons or easy targets for satire.
And that's the other thing that I liked about this light-hearted comedy; i.e., it has a moral center. Without being preachy in any way, the right things happen as all the loose ends are tied up in an unexpected (to me, anyway) and satisfying ending.
It was nice to see the late Robin Wiliams in a family film.
Jaded newspaper and TV reviewers weren't all that enthusiastic about this film, but audiences sure are. It was the top box office new movie the week it opened.
I just wrecked the rear corner of our RV pulling away from a Diesel pump.
This movie will stay in the RV.
I will watch when I need a good laugh and lighten up!
We will miss Robin Williams greatly The entertainment industry and we his fans have suffered a great loss.
Our thoughts are with his family. We hope grief due his death will be lessened because of the joy he brought to us all.
Thank you Robin God Bless and keep you.
This movie will keep you laughing all the time. Great family fun
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very pleased with my Best Buy online experience.
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Online order process was very easy. Product arrived on time; actually a couple of days early.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
fun for the whole family
A dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, not the Hawaii trip they had planned, where they as a family come to see they still have a bond and have a great family vacation while dealing with all sorts of funny circumstances.