Martin Lawrence (Blue streak, Big Momma's house) and Raven -Symone (That's so Raven, Cheetah girls) star as the father and daughter duo in this Disney original movie. What do you get when you cast Martin Lawrence and Raven-Symone together, - tons and tons of comedy and laughter. Another family drama from Disney which tells the story of a control freak Dad who wanted his daughter to go to a University that is 40 minutes or less from home (North-western) and the daughter who wanted to go to a university away from home (Georgetown University). Having won a mock law court trial in her school, she got recommended by the `presiding Judge' to Georgetown University and was invited for an interview. Her father who had other plans decided to take her on the college road trip for her interview, with an unscheduled detour to North western with hilarious consequences. Great supporting cast from Brenda Song, Albert the pig and several others.
Although hilarious, and comical the movie managed to address issues like parent-children relationship:- learning to trust your children, recognising when a child has become a grown up, respecting them and trusting them to do the right thing, recognising that what you want may not be what your child wants, allowing your children to dream and pursue their own dreams and not imposing your dreams and wishes on them, recognising that no matter how much you love your kids and want to protect them ,at some point you have to let go, the trick is knowing when to let go. This is the journey of discovery that these two characters had to take with lots to learn especially by the Character played by Martin Lawrence (Chief of police - James Porter).
The DVD is packed with bonus features and no Disney DVD will be complete without the addition of the featured music like the song Raven performed in the movie - `Double Dutch bus' music video. The other bonus features include: Deleted scenes including alternate opening and ending; Audio commentary by director Roger Kumble, writers Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, and stars; Raven's Video Diary - Tag along on the set of the hot young stars from sensation Disney shows and movies; On the Set: Double Dutch Bus - A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the film's signature song and Bloopers.
While I enjoyed the hilarity of it all there were times I felt the comedy was way too over the top, verging on Slap stick hence the 4 stars.