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Johnson Family Vacation (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  7 April 2004 (USA)
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AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their ... See full summary »

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AAA can't help the roadside emergency that is the JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. Even the on-board navigation system has a meltdown on Nate Johnson and his family's cross-country trek to their annual family reunion/grudge match. Reluctantly along for the ride are Nate's wife, who's only in it for the kids; their rapper-wannabe son; their teenage daughter who's fashioned herself as the next Lolita; and their youngest, whose imaginary dog Nate just can't seem to keep track of. Can the Johnsons survive each other and all the obstacles the road throws at them to make it to Caruthersville, Missouri? Can they find Missouri? Written by ivegot2act@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references, crude humor and brief drug material | See all certifications »
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7 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrivano i Johnson  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,804 (South Africa) (9 July 2004)

Gross:

$31,179,516 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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Trivia

'Solanges Knowles' (Beyoncé Knowles' sister) makes an ad lib reference to her sister during a cell phone conversation in her first scene of the movie. Her character's little sister in the movie is named "Destiny" an obvious reference to her sister's former group Destiny's Child. See more »

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When the family leave Uncle Earl's shop with the fixed SUV, the rear-view mirror's missing from the windshield. When they pull into their drive it's there. See more »

Quotes

Nate Johnson: You know son,the only reason i'm hard on you is well because one day you'll wear the pants in your own family, people will depend on you, and how can they do that if your pants are all hanging of your behind? I mean have you thought about what you gonna do if this whole rap thing dudn't work out?
D.J. Johnson: well, i was thinking about law school
[nate smiles in agreement]
D.J. Johnson: or medical school
[nate nods again in agreement]
D.J. Johnson: but then mom says she'll help me incorporate
[nate looks over at dorothy who's sleeping]
D.J. Johnson: ...
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Spoofed in Johnson Family Gangbang (2004) See more »

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Justonight
Written by Musiq, Carvin "Ransum" Haggins, Ivan "Orthodox" Baris, Johnnie "Smurf" Smith, Randy 'Badazz' Alpert and Andy Armer
Performed by Musiq
Courtesy of Def Soul Records
Contains a sample of "Rise"
Performed by Herb Alpert
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc.
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Not worth your time
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected this film to be bad, and it met my expectations. You can clearly see the effort of the filmmakers and the actors to be funny, but it just comes off as annoying. The jokes are lame. I found it difficult to merely smile. Cedric should stick to stand-up. As for Bow Wow and Solange, who told them that they could act? It's amazing this ever got made. I would have rather spent my time at the library reading up on capital punishment. Obnoxious, unfunny, just a very long headache. Exaggeration to the point of excess (even over-the-top stuff can get too ridiculous), it's just not worth it. Save your money and your dignity. Rent The Kings of Comedy instead, where Cedric shows how funny he really is.


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