|Directed by:||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Written by:||Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel|
|Cast:||Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth|
Without my little review here sounding too cliched this film could be and pretty much is a sequel to the classic Chevy Chase vehicles 'National Lampoon's'.
Its pretty much a by the numbers light hearted comedy set in the wilderness as Robin Williams tries to give his family a fun packed vacation and spent more time with them. Despite being very very predictable and completely unoriginal the film is actually quite amusing and very watchable.
Yes you know what will happen with every setup and yes Williams is being his own Clarke Griswold but damn it its fun. Williams is a likeable fun guy and the family casting isn't too bad either, Hutcherson as a body building obsessed wannabe 'homie' is actually quite funny but Jeff Daniels as the slightly religious, thick tashed rodeo type does grate, his character and family I guess are the cousin Eddie n co of the plot.
Sonnenfeld is a good director of family films and he does a fine job here it has to be said even if the film is nothing new.