The executive Bob Munro is stressed, feeling threatened of losing his job and his lifestyle, since his abusive boss Todd Mallory hired the Stanford's geek Laird to work in their soda's company. Bob has promised his wife Jamie Munro, his teenage daughter Cassie Munro and his young son Carl Munro to spend vacations in Hawaii, but Todd demands him to prepare a presentation and attend a business meeting with the owners of a family company in a merging operation scheduled in the same period. Bob hides the truth to his family, rents a recreational vehicle and tries to convince his dysfunctional family that a road trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains would be good to bring old values back to their family. After many incidents and while in the trailers parking area, the rookie Bob is helped by the bizarre but friendly Gornicke family. They escape from the Gornickes and initiate a journey of difficulties and leaning, retrieving their forgotten family bonds.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The script originally called for a 1990s recreational vehicle, but Sonnenfeld wanted something more classic. His search yielded two 1948 "Flexible Clippers," which were used in the '40s and '50s by such companies as Greyhound and Trailways. Both were in reasonably good shape when the production acquired them. The seats were stripped away, the bodies restored and painted an eye-catching red and cream (they were originally blue and white) and outfitted like vintage motor homes. Other exterior appointments included "eyelid" shades over the headlights, a chrome ladder up the back and a wooden roof rack to complete its distinctive classic look. The second bus was completely rebuilt, including engine and drive train, with only about 60 percent of the interior restored. It was used mainly for stunt work and second unit exterior shots. See more »
When Bob is in the bathroom with the laptop talking to the kid, the lid on his laptop is up, then down, then up again, and his hands have changed position. See more »
What happened to Hawaii?
Come on, Hawaii's a winter destination. It's summer. The place I'm taking you is special, and not Iike Uncle Mike. It's Lake Nirvana, where I went with my parents as a kid.
Is he being funny? Because I can never tell.
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The Gornickes and the Munroes sing (and rap) "Route 66". See more »
My wife dragged me to this movie and I was planning on completely hating it from the start... but, a funny thing happened on the way to the end of this movie. I actually didn't hate it!! Now, it's nothing special and I would suggest waiting until it's released on DVD, but I did giggle throughout the silly pratfalls and goofiness.
Kristen Chenowith played an over the top redneck wife that came with big hair, ample bosom and too much makeup to boot! Jeff Daniels, always completely likable, didn't back down from his "Big Texan" character with hat, boots and thick bushy mustache. They stole the movie, and made it somewhat fun in the process.
Don't go see this movie if you're wanting side splitting laughter, but for an hour and a half of silly fun, it's a nice distraction!
AGAIN, JUST WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT ON DVD!!! You'll be happy that you did!
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