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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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Roger Kumble

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Emi Mochizuki, Carrie Lee Wilson (as Carrie Evans) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... James
Raven-Symoné ... Melanie
Kym Whitley ... Michelle (as Kym E. Whitley)
Adam LeFevre ... Judge
Eugene Jones III Eugene Jones III ... Hunter (as Eugene Jones)
Brenda Song ... Nancy
Margo Harshman ... Katie
Lucas Grabeel ... Scooter
Matthew Schlein Matthew Schlein ... Jury Foreman
Eshaya Draper ... Trey
Will Sasso ... Deputy O'Mally
Geneva Carr ... Mrs. O'Mally
Na'Kia Bell Smith Na'Kia Bell Smith ... Young Melanie
Josh Meyers ... Stuart
Lonny Ross ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They just can't get there fast enough.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's College Road Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,601,419, 9 March 2008

Gross USA:

$45,610,425

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,549,674
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Arnetia Walker, who is 9 years older than Martin Lawrence, plays his character's mother. See more »

Goofs

In the intro, the college is chosen because it's 64 miles from home, a 28-minute drive. That would require an average speed of 137mph. See more »

Quotes

Wendy Greenhut: [just finished singing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'] I love Christmas carols, don't you? Just give me a chorus of 'Joy to the World' and I'm as mad as a hatter!
[laughs, hysterically]
Trey Porter: [whispering] They're crazy
[makes cuckoo sign]
Melanie Porter: [whispers] I know!
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Soundtracks

Double Dutch Bus
Written by William Bloom (as William A. Bloom) and Frankie Smith (as Franklyn Leon Smith)
Performed by Frankie Smith
Courtesy of Unidisc Music, Inc.
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At least I made 50 bucks by sitting through it
10 March 2008 | by kxok630See all my reviews

Martin Lawrence, who hasn't been involved in a worth while movie since Abraham Lincoln was president, is back again. My friends talked me into seeing this (instead of a good movie), promising to each pay me the cost of admission if it turned out to be as awful as we had been warned. "Oh, the critics are never right," they said. Yes, the critics are right about this film, and at least I won the bet, but it was a painful way to earn 50 bucks.

Lawrence just makes a fool out of himself. The premise is worthless to begin with: frantic dad sticks his nose in his daughter's business as she begins her college career. There is no humor in that. Somehow, it gets worse. The writing is abysmal; of note are the endless babbling speeches by Lawrence, pre-school intelligence level gags, stereotypical characterizations that went out with the dinosaurs, and horribly executed slapstick scenes. The direction is zero: it just poses Lawrence in your face like he's doing a stand-up routine, while other nameless characters do a lousy job of trying to pretend they think he's funny. The amateurish cast's irritating over-acting makes this cinematic flop even more torturous.

The audience, like the daughter character in the film, will want to escape from Lawrence's manic ramblings as quickly as possible. Expect this one to have a very short general-release lifetime before it gets shelved in the 99 cent video grocery store bin, and mercifully forgotten.


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