"Johnson Family Vacation" could be looked upon as an ethnic version of the "National Lampoon's Vacation" movies. Basically, it's a silly Cedric the Entertainer vehicle. He stars as Nate Johnson, father of the family unit that includes Vanessa Williams and Bow Wow. This isn't the best movie for his talents, but not really the worst either. There are a few laughs, especially when Cedric acts alongside Steve Harvey, who plays his over-achieving brother Mike. Shannon Elizabeth also shows up as a sexy but scary, troublemaking hitchhiker. So if your a big fan of Cedric the Entertainer, you might want to check out "Johnson Family Vacation." Otherwise, you could do better with another "road trip" comedy.
Reviewed by MLDinTN1 / 10
not funny and very bad
This movie is simply not good. It wasn't funny and was a very lame attempt to try something similar to National Lampoon's Vacation. There's hi-jinks at the hotel pool, going out to see silly things, etc... In this, the two parents are separated but are going to the husband's family reunion with the 3 kids. Considering they only spend a couple of hours at the reunion, why did they even go? Bow Wow basically uses this role as self-promotion since he raps. And when they get to the reunion, the relatives are dull and dumb, especially uncle earl.
I can't believe any of the actors would even let their name appear in the credits. If they weren't already famous, this movie would be career suicide. Even the music is terrible.