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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Eugene Jones III ...
Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
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Na'Kia Bell Smith ...


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:

$13,601,419 (USA) (7 March 2008)


$45,588,608 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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


Georgetown University is 2.8 miles from the White House and is well within the restricted airspace zone. It would have been very unlikely that a plane would be allowed that close without being shot down, let alone skydivers being able to jump from it. See more »


Trey Porter: In the future all video will be implanted in our brains.
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References No Country for Old Men (2007) See more »


Double Dutch Bus
Written by William Bloom (as William A. Bloom) and Frankie Smith (as Franklyn Leon Smith)
Performed by Na'Kia Bell Smith
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User Reviews

Excellent Movie when you Consider the Audience ^*-@-*^
8 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, this isn't the movie I would select if just my husband and I were going out for the evening. But WE aren't the audience for this- Disney made this for kids and tweens and YES even teens. I have 3 daughters 13, 11, 7, and this movie hit the notes right for THEM. The interplay between Raven's character Melanie and her friends was right on. There is a scene where Melanie's Dad (Lawrence) and she are in the car, and she is on her cell phone forever with their friends- it is so true to life and you would only know that if you've experienced this.

In terms of appropriateness for kids, I can't think of anything in this movie that would offend. There is silly slapstick comedy that had adults and kids alike laughing. Kids who watched Raven on her Disney channel show loved watching her act in this movie. The Donny Osmond character was over the top and, according to my 7 year old, totally hilarious.

Would I select this movie just for me? NO. But folks, if you are looking for a movie for the family to see, or something I could show a mixed age group, this is great. I could pick apart little things about the movie, but those parts of the movie I found to be silly or ridiculous were irrelevant to the kids. This movie both has a heart and is sweet in spirit. I wish more people would CONSIDER the AUDIENCE for whom the movie is intended when writing a review.

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