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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40245692
UPC: 024543133087
UPC 14: 00024543133087
Sales Rank: 6257
Category Keywords: Family Interaction  Road Trips  Vacations
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Wrong turn in Arizona. No brakes in Colorado. Arrested in Kansas. It's the ultimate family trip.
Buckle up for the wildest road trip of the year! A hilarious comedy adventure about a misfit family trying to survive outrageous obstacles (including each other) on a cross country trek to their annual family reunion.

"An easygoing, earthy comedy that's a good showcase for the robust comic gifts of Cedric the Entertainer.  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION is an all-ages comedy that breezily resolves family problems and offers some good clean fun along the way. Closely modeled after National Lampoon's VACATION films, star Cedric the Entertainer puts a modern slant on similar scenes and setups first introduced by comedian Chevy Chase. Both Steve Harvey and Cedric (who have collaborated on numerous projects including THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW and Spike Lee's THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY) have successfully revived an old-school, Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder kind of comedy here. There's an amusing prayer scene where Harvey and Cedric try to outdo each other through the word of God. But mostly, this is Cedric's film and it shows in everything he does. Just easing himself into a too-hot hot tub is a winning stand up routine in itself.

The story follows Nate Johnson (Cedric), your basic insurance nerd at odds with his teenage children DJ (rapper Bow Wow) and Nikki (Solange Knowles), and his estranged wife Dorothy (luminous Vanessa Williams). Nate's mission is to road trip from L.A. to the Johnson family reunion in Missouri with a goal to snag the coveted "Family of the Year" trophy and trump Nate's painfully competitive, loudmouth brother (Harvey). A few cases of mistaken identity, a few random opportunities for hilarity (such as a wrestling match with a pet alligator), and a couple of encounters with the law, and the family finally reaches the reunion where they pull together a cool song-and-dance routine and set their sights on the huge trophy.

Features
Video Features DVD, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/7/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2258817
Video UPC UPC: 00024543133087
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Cedric the Entertainer
Video Cast Info Gabby Soleil
Video Cast Info Lil' Bow Bow
Video Cast Info Shannon Elizabeth
Video Cast Info Solange Knowles
Video Cast Info Steve Harvey
Video Cast Info Vanessa L. Williams
Video Cast Info Cedric the Entertainer, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Christopher Erskin - Director
Video Cast Info Earl Richey Jones - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Carter - Editor
Video Cast Info Shawn Maurer - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Todd R. Jones - Screenplay

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"It's an easygoing, earthy comedy that's a good showcase for the robust comic gifts of Cedric the Entertainer, abetted by fellow King of Comedy Steve Harvey and by glamorous and witty Vanessa Williams." 04/07/2004 p.C24

Chicago Sun-Times 5 of 10
Cedric the Entertainer can be a breakout comic force if given the least opportunity, but Johnson - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Cedric The Entertain
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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