Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Rodney B. Perry Cousin Lump
Philip Bolden
Lil' Bow Wow D.J. Johnson
Shannon Elizabeth Chrishelle
Jennifer Freeman Jill
Steve Harvey Mack Johnson
Shari Headley Jacqueline
Solange Knowles Nikki Johnson
Vanessa L. Williams Dorothy Johnson
Lichelli Lazar-Lea Navi Computer Voice
Gabby Soleil Destiny Johnson
Cedric the Entertainer Nate Johnson / Uncle Earl
Vanessa Williams
Bow Wow D.J. Johnson
Aloma Wright Glorietta Johnson
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Christopher Erskin
Producer Cedric the Entertainer; Paul Hall
Writer Todd R. Jones; Earl Richey Jones
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 3.6
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer serves as both producer and star of this comedy about a family who discovers just how much can go wrong en route to a family get-together. When Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is invited to a big family reunion in Missouri, he sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack (Steve Harvey). Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his recently separated wife, Dorothy (Vanessa L. Williams), to tag along, and packs up his three kids — nubile teenager Nikki (Solange Knowles), under-age wannabe rapper DJ (Bow Wow), and precocious seven-year-old Destiny (Gabby Soleil) — for what he imagines will be a leisurely drive from Los Angeles to St. Louis. However, between his wary wife, arguing kids, angry police officers, bizarre hitchhikers, bad diner food, and an unfortunate run-in with a cement mixer, getting from point A to point B proves to be just short of a nightmare. Johnson Family Vacation was the first feature film for director Christopher Erskin, who previously distinguished himself directing music videos for the likes of Missy Elliot, TLC, and Boyz II Men. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 024543133087
Release Date 1/25/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby