College Road Trip  

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Martin Lawrence (Are We There Yet?) plays the overprotective father James Porter. Raven-Symone (That's So Raven) plays the daughter Melanie Porter, who has chosen to go to Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Kym Whitley (Grey's Anatomy) plays the role of Michelle Porter, the supportive mother.

Melanie wants to get as far away from her father as she can. She feels stifled under the protective shield of her police chief father. Melanie is smart and plans a career in Law. She plans a road trip with her best friends after she is informed she has an interview in three days with Georgetown.

James Porter feels that this would be a perfect time for bonding with his daughter and so takes three days off work to drive her to Georgetown. Circumstances happen and the vehicle they are driving in gets totaled. The adventure begins as Trey Porter (Eshaya Draper) is found stowed away in the back of the SUV with his pig Albert.

While James sneaks in a college tour of NorthWestern (40 minutes from home) we meet Doug Greenhut (Donny Osmond) and his daughter Wendy Greenhut (Molly Ephraim), a father and daughter team who loves to sing and is overly nice and jolly all the time. Together they help out the Porter family achieve their goal of reaching Georgetown and in the end The Porters and the Greenhuts become friends.

I have come to the point where I really enjoy Martin Lawrence in his Disney-like performances (Are We Done Yet?, Black Night, Big Mama). Some people feel he has fallen far from the tree of success.

" This film goes to show that you can be on top of the world and fall all the way down. With "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins","Wild Hogs" and now "College Road Trip" under Lawrence's belt, i don't know how much more he can take." Author: Joe Canton from United States. (

I am enjoying knowing he is becoming an actor I can trust in films I show children and grandchildren.
Raven-Symone is attempting to break out of her shell as Raven on "That's So Raven". Her character and performance fits well in this film.
Kim Whitley I loved! Her smile is contagious and her portrayal of the wise Matriarch of the home was A-typical of a woman with children and a spouse.

In all honesty, I purchased this movie because Donny Osmond was in it. Hey once a fan always a fan. Donny's role kept me returning to his performance in Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" video. Take a peek and watch the background.

I don't know if Donny got this role because of his performance in this video or if he got it because of his performance in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Perhaps he was truly perfect for this role with his Osmond smile and friendly demeanor.

This movie is rated "G" and is very viewer friendly. I recommend it for a lighthearted evening. You gotta love Albert the pig too. Him and his eye on James Porter.

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I loved this movie. I thought it was very funny and Martin Lawrence played a perfectly insane father. I mean, really insane!

July 18, 2008 at 10:11 AM

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