Rated: G

Distributed By:

Walt Disney/Buena Vista

Directed by:

Roger Kumble

Starring:

Martin Lawrence as Chief James Porter; Raven-Symoné as Melanie Porter; Kym Whitley as Michelle Porter; Brenda Song as Nancy; Margo Harshman as Katie; Donny Osmond as Doug.

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

College Road Trip

James Porter has seen danger. As a rather overprotective dad, he's determined to keep his precious daughter, Melanie, from meeting it. So it makes perfect sense to him that she should attend Northwestern University when she graduates from high school.

Why? It's only 40 miles away, and he can be there in 28 minutes in case of emergencies.

Melanie, however, has other plans. She wants to be an attorney and has her sights set on Georgetown University. But that's in Washington, D.C., over 700 miles away. James won't hear of it. Well . . . maybe.

Circumstances and his wife convince James that Georgetown might be worth considering. So James packs up a police SUV and takes his daughter on a cross-country college trip.

On the positive side this daddy-daughter pair gain a special bond and respect for each other. On the negative, Melanie is seen in some immodest clothing, someone takes the name of the Lord in vain and there is a little bit of violence. Overall, this film is a roadtrip worth taking.

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