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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:
... James
... Melanie
... Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
... Judge
Eugene Jones III ... Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
... Nancy
... Katie
... Scooter
Matthew Schlein ... Jury Foreman
... Trey
... Deputy O'Mally
... Mrs. O'Mally
Na'Kia Bell Smith ... Young Melanie
... Stuart
... Student Guide
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Storyline

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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7 March 2008 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's College Road Trip  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$45,588,608, 27 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 »

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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 »

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Chief James Porter: Life lesson. A lot of people think the moment a parent lets go of their child is at the wedding. Not me. Think he's crying because he's giving away his daughter? Uh-uh. It's because she's marrying this guy. Truth is, he said goodbye years ago, the day she left home. The trouble starts here. College application season. With over 4,000 colleges in the US, I developed five reasons for choosing the perfect one for my little girl. Academics, distance from home, campus safety, distance from home, and...
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Piano Concerto #21, in C
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
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A trip filled with laughs and heart.
21 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Okay some of you may think of Raven Symone has someone who is not funny, and is over the top for the most part, like she is on Disney's That's So Raven(2003-2007), I'm amazed she still has a career after that. But her performance was memorable and not over the top. She plays Melaine Porter, a graduate from High School, who wants to go George Town college, but her overprotective dad police chief James Porter(the very funny Martin Lawerence) wants her to go to Northwestern, in hopes she'll be closer to home. He decides to on a College Road Trip with her, and that is all you need to hear. Raven Symone is not a truly great actress, but still manages to be entertaining, and avoids being called the worst actress ever. She and Martin Lawerence are funny together, they play off each other so well. It is also the funniest road comedy since Are We There Yet(2005).


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