Johnson Family Vacation

2004 PG-13 1h 36m DVD

Johnson Family Vacation

2004 PG-13 1h 36m DVD
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Think National Lampoon's Family Vacation with an all-black cast featuring Vanessa Williams, Lil' Bow Wow and Steve Harvey. Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) and the rest of the Johnson clan bumble their way across the country to their annual family reunion in Missouri. The family's madcap misadventures abound, and it's anybody's guess as to whether the Johnsons will make it to the event in time.
Cedric the Entertainer, Bow Wow, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Harvey, Vanessa Williams, Shari Headley, Solange Knowles, Gabby Soleil, Aloma Wright, Jennifer Nicole, Chris Hardwick, Philip Bolden
Christopher Erskin
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the sexual content in Johnson Family Vacation includes nonstop sex jokes, including an erection gag, as well as implied nudity and lots of talk about having sex. All the violence is played for laughs, including car crashes, a man being beat up and a baby alligator being nearly drowned. There is drinking and a drug reference -- a hitchhiker leaves a drug pipe in the car and the family goes to jail for it. The commercialism is blatant, from the Burberry car interior to the youngest daughter's love of Froot Loops and the son's Pepsi addiction.

Sexual Content

Pretty raunchy stuff for a PG-13: lots of sex jokes, an erection gag, teen-age Nikki wears skimpy clothes, Nate ends up naked in a hot tub filled with women and makes a comment about his "snake", the kids make comments about their mother "creepin' while Dad was sleepin", constant talk about how Dorothy and Nate haven't had sex for three months, an uncle makes several sexual comments about Dorothy.


All the violence is played for laughs: a baby alligator is slammed into a sink and almost drowned; a man is beat up by various members of the family; cars crash. An alligator in the hotel room may alarm younger kids.


Some strong language.

Social Behavior

No one behaves very admirably -- even the father picks up hitchhikers and drives dangerously. Countless sex-related jokes; gross-out humor; gay joke.


Brand names abound -- everything from high-end designers to cars, breakfast cereals and soft drinks.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking, drug reference.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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