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College Road Trip (2008)

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James Porter (Martin Lawrence) drives his teenage daughter Melanie (Raven Symone), from their home in Chicago to a college interview in Washington, D.C.



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Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
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Young Melanie
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Melanie Porter (Raven-Symone)is a talented high school graduate who has selected a University 800 miles from home. Her over protective father, James (Martin Lawrence) doesn't want her to be so far away, so he cooks up a plot to try to convince her to go to a local University. On the guise of going to her selected university, he forces a visit to his preferred (close to home) school. This is a typical road trip movie with lost cars, bumming rides on buses and planes, covering that difficult time of life when a father loses control of his daughter. Written by D.B.

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They just can't get there fast enough.


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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,588,608, 27 July 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arnetia Walker is only 9 years older than Martin Lawrence although she plays his mother in the movie. See more »


In the intro, the college is chosen because the distance is 64 miles from home, a 28 minute drive. This would require an average speed of 137mph. See more »


Trey Porter: You know, Sigmund Freud said the best way to understand women is by listening to them.
Chief James Porter: Did he say anything about understanding ten year-olds?
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References That's So Raven (2003) See more »


Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy Jr.), Fonce Mizell (as Alphonso Mizell),
Freddie Perren and Deke Richards
Performed by Jackson 5 (as The Jackson 5)
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Okay Film
5 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film goes to show that you can be on top of the world and fall all the way down. With "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins","Wild Hogs" and now "College Road Trip" under Lawrence's belt, i don't know how much more he can take. This movie is pretty standard "Cheaper by the Dozen" film. With all the sight gags and kiddy jokes about pigs and dancing, and, of course the soft spot for tolerance. Donny Osmond was straight forward in this film and Lawrence was really exaggerated as a goofy dad. Raven Symone played a OK part, but not a real big leap forward for the young actress. Of course, this doesn't mean the film is all bad. The movie, in its quirky way is funny. With its zany comedy style, like animal humor and kiss jokes...this film reaches to little kids. If you have young ones, this wont be bad for them, but for you...its okay.

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