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The poorly crafted Johnson Family Vacation squanders its talented cast in a bland family road comedy that draws unfavorable comparisons to Chevy Chase's Vacation movies. Read critic reviews

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Separated from his beautiful wife (Vanessa L. Williams), Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) wants to make amends with her and spend time with his kids, finding the perfect chance for bonding in a cross-country trip to a family reunion. Convincing them all to join in on the journey, Nate takes the Johnson clan on a trek from California to Missouri, but they encounter various strange situations and eccentrics along the way, including a quirky hitchhiker (Shannon Elizabeth).

Cast & Crew

Vanessa L. Williams
Dorothy Johnson
Solange Knowles
Nikki Johnson
Bow Wow
D.J. Johnson
Gabby Soleil
Destiny Johnson
Steve Harvey
Mack Johnson
Aloma Wright
Glorietta Johnson
Paul Hall
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Earl Richey Jones
Writer (Screenplay)
Todd Jones
Writer (Screenplay)
Keith Brian Burns
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Shawn Maurer
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  • Jul 24, 2009
    Fun movie...but still like National Lampoon's Vacation a whole lot better. Instead of going to Wally World...the Johnson family heads to a family reunion in Missouri. Of course, the road trip runs into many obstacles and pot holes. Cedric the Entertainer always makes me laugh. Bow Wow was decent. And yes...Solange Knowles totally looks like Beyonce. Vanessa Williams still gets me going!
    George K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2007
    Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop, Intolerable Cruelty) lends his stubborn, skeptical charm to Johnson Family Vacation.
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2006
    one word........CRAP!
    Dreama M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2006
    its near as good not National Lampoon's vacation.
    Jess B Super Reviewer

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