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College Road Trip

College Road Trip

Director:Roger Kumble
Cast:Martin Lawrence, Raven-symoné, Donny Osmond, Brenda Song, Eshaya Draper
Release Date:2008

By Christina Bumba | Posted 3/12/2008

Poor Raven-Symoné. After growing up on air as a Cosby kid and having to deal with loud sweaters, she now faces another wacky father figure with an equally loud mouth. Thankfully her career is young, so there's hope left, which is not the case for Martin Lawrence, who might be wondering where his went. Symoné plays Melanie in Disney's latest family flick about a college-bound girl dying for a little freedom from her overzealous and overprotective father (Lawrence). The quirky, pepped-up teen finds herself on the road with her pops to scope out prospective colleges. and, as expected, he plans diversions to sway her to a school closer to home, he screws up along the way, and goofy antics ensue. The plot is family friendly, but one you've seen before, and mediocre at best. What saves the movie is the adorable Trey Porter (Eshaya Draper), a child prodigy destined to develop genetically engineered superpigs in order to defend the United States, a twist that sounds crazy but adds desperately needed comic touches--unless you find Donny Osmond finding new ways to be annoying remotely funny.

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