Parents' Guide to

College Road Trip

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Even young kids will like father-daughter comedy.

Movie G 2008 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+


We watched this Movie and were laughing all the way through. It had some very silly humour which entertained kids and adults! A great family movie for us.
age 7+

Oh snap! ROAD TRIP!

This movie is a lot of fun! Its got action and comedy!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Lawrence seems to be following the well-worn path of other formerly risque stand-up comics, making his living in watered-down, family-friendly comedies. This latest piece of Disney fluff is at least pleasant and better than expected. All parents (whether they have college students or not) can relate to the bittersweet realization that their kids are growing up. The discrepancy between how close James thinks he is to Melanie and how little he actually knows of her plans will probably strike close to home for many viewers, particularly teens and parents. For that reason, it's clear that director Roger Kumble wanted movie-going parents to relate to -- not just tolerate -- the plot.

In addition to Raven, who's so successful that she's one of the movie's executive producers, COLLEGE ROAD TRIP is filled with other recognizable stars from Disney franchises, like Lucas Grabeel from High School Musical and Brenda Song from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (all of which just makes the movie feel even more like a Disney Channel special than a big-screen event). Younger fans will also get a kick out of Melanie's genius younger brother, Trey (Eshaya Draper), who stows away with his faithful pet pig, Albert. Between Lawrence's slapstick, the presence of Raven and her fellow Disney-anointed stars, and the funny kid and his pig, there are bound to be laughs (and perhaps a couple of tears) in store for everyone in the family.

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