Saturday, March 08, 2008

Movie Review-College Road Trip

Yes, I saw it. Why? I was bored and it was playing after yoga...
It was funny in certain parts, but if you have seen the trailer, you have basically seen the movie. I was slightly disturbed by the relationship between the father and daughter they meet up with at Northwestern and apparently become best friends with. It seemed like they were a little too close, but it was a Disney father/daughter comedy so they just went to the extreme. And I know Disney has a stable of actors that they like to preliminarily choose from, but this movie played out like a list of 3-deal contracts they were trying to finish out; maybe it was to draw younger people in because most people know Raven from her role of Olivia on The Cosby Show and the fact no one this was made for is allowed to see movies Martin Lawrence has been in. And I like High School Musical, I really do, but does that mean your principals have to now have a major musical number in all you productions now (isn't HSM 3 enough!)? I get Enchanted, it's a fairy tale, there is always singing, usually including singing forest or ocean animals. There it was appropriate. Here, they end up on a Japanese tour bus and Raven's big number...and if Hannah Montana is gonna get flack for not wearing her seat belt in her movie, what is Raven going to have to put up with after children see her singing and dancing up the aisle of a moving bus?
Overall, if you are stranded at a theater and it is the only thing playing it will give you a few good chuckles...

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