Jan 30, 2011

Runaway Vacation, 2006

Runaway Vacation, 2006
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines

Stage: Home tv selection

Preps: None in perticular

Runaway vacation in short: The executive Bob Munro is stressed, feeling threatened of losing his job and his lifestyle, since his abusive boss Todd Mallory hired the Stanford's geek Laird to work in their soda's company. Bob has promised his wife Jamie Munro, his teenage daughter Cassie Munro and his young son Carl Munro to spend vacations in Hawaii, but Todd demands him to prepare a presentation and attend a business meeting with the owners of a family company in a merging operation scheduled in the same period. Bob hides the truth to his family, rents a recreational vehicle and tries to convince his dysfunctional family that a road trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains would be good to bring old values back to their family. After many incidents and while in the trailers parking area, the rookie Bob is helped by the bizarre but friendly Gornicke family. They escape from the Gornickes and initiate a journey of difficulties and leaning, retrieving their forgotten family bonds.

Reality: Wow. You really think that actors read a script or give something on their reputation when they sign up for a movie. Well we are all mistaken. They don't. Robin for sure didn't read this shitty scenario when he signed up or he really badly needed the money.
I am dissappointed in all aspects of this piece. It is not interesting nor breath taking from any level. The dialogues are worth puking, the scenery is really cheap, the music.. well, it doesn't exist or I don't notice it. The storyline is lame and unbelievable.. there's absolutely nothing worth seeing in this piece, so I rather decide to skip the last half. Maybe truly not worth my time and I can do something more useful. As I am fond of WIlliams, this was the most I could do with this, for the sake of respect towards the guy. But I cannot go any further from this. Some movies should not be made. This is one of them.

My personal rating: 0 (don't waste your breath, ain't worth it!)

On IMDB (Though I cannot imagine why would you go on this link)

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