I actually had very low expectations for RV – which is possibly why I enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s basically your standard family-comedy, about a dad who tries to get closer to his kids by cancelling their trip to Hawaii, and instead taking a road trip to Colorado in a rented RV. Of course, the reason for this is that he has to give a big presentation for work, or else he might lose his job – but he couldn’t tell his family that. So, the ruse is on.
The dad is Robin Williams, and the mom is Cheryl Hines – and that alone should be a reason to see the film. It’s rated PG, so the humor is family friendly, but there are some innuendo moments. In any case, I am not going to go into too much depth here, but will say that I laughed quite a bit during this film. The humor is natural – not forced – and anyone who has been forced to go on the dreaded “family vacation” will find something to like in there. So, RV, you get thumbs up from me!
Oh yeah – James Newton Howard’s jaunty score is a blast – definitely a good way to relax coming off of the hellish 5 weeks that was King Kong. He uses the Lyle Lovett band, and it has an awesome rustic vibe that is a blast. Too bad there is no score album coming.