College Road Trip

College Road Trip

DVD - 2008
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Choosing a college and striking out on one's own is an exciting time that requires a big adjustment by both child and parent, but few parents will have as much difficulty relinquishing control over their daughter's life as Chicago police chief James Porter. A loving, but overprotective father, James wants his daughter Melanie to attend nearby Northwestern College. When she's waitlisted and called for an interview at Georgetown in Washington, D.C., James gets more than a little nervous. Squashing her plans for a road trip to D.C. with her girlfriends, James insists on a father-daughter road trip which he envisions being full of reminiscing, heart-to-heart conversations, and a healthy dose of persuasive promotion of Northwestern. Melanie's little brother and pet pig stow away in the back of the truck. The Porters manage to keep running into a super sweet dad and his college-bound daughter, who have a close relationship, are full of clean-cut enthusiasm, and for some reason, willing to befriend the Porters.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2008.
ISBN: 9780788888250
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 09, 2017

College Road Trip is a hilarious teenage movie which conveys an important message about growing up. I used to watch this as a kid, but now I enjoy watching it even more as a teenager. It follows the story of graduating high school student, Melanie, whose overprotective father insists on taking her on a road trip in an attempt to get her to attend a college close to home. This movie and its jokes are truly unforgettable. The main character is played by Raven Symone who is an amazing actress and disney icon. I would definitely recommend this fantastic movie.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 15, 2014

Side splittingly funny and all the comedy elements are in the right place. Ive seen this movie three times and Ive loved it each time. I especially enjoy most road trip movies, as the usual comic mayhem you come to expect ensues. Martin Lawrence made a believable father and daughter team. My particular favorite is the overbearingly nice Dad played by singing sensation Donny Osmond, who at times smiles way too much, but that's what makes him appealing. Take the opportunity and see this one.

studioclover Nov 25, 2013

love it so clean and funny, i love raven revenge of the bridesmaids is so funny raven plays in that movie

Rinve Aug 04, 2012

This movie is perfect for those who are in High School and are getting prepared to go to college and making decisions. It's also a funny movie, especially when Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone are in it. I love this movie so much! I hope I can be able to go on my own College Road trip soon!

mamiuno Jul 27, 2012

cute n funi movie

jodianmorgan Jul 17, 2012

i love ravena and martin so really enjoyed watching both perform. its like dr. dolittle with them

Aug 11, 2011

A cute funny family movie that will make you laugh.

nutty7688 Apr 29, 2011

Not good, nor as funny as most of Martin Lawrence's films

lucky Feb 07, 2009

A hysterical movie, that'll have the whole family laughing!


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Rinve Aug 04, 2012

Melanie: "I'd really like to go to Georgetown"

Dad: <Gasps> That's 100 miles from here,I thought We agreed on Northwestern!

Mels: Dad, Why do you insist on treating me like a child?"

Rinve Aug 04, 2012

from the double dutch bus song : "Fi Fi Fo Fum Fi Fi Fo Fum, we're on a double dutch bus going down the street"-Raven aka Melanie

lucky Feb 07, 2009

"Melanie, I got your lemonade!"

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Rinve Aug 04, 2012

Rinve thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

lucky Feb 07, 2009

lucky thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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Rinve Aug 04, 2012

A dad who only comes to serve and protect, but to his daughter Melanie, he becomes overprotective. He wants Melanie to go to Northwestern University (near Chicago,Illinois) just because he doesn't Melanie to be far away from the family, but when Melanie wants decides to go to GoergeTown U in washington,DC, what happens when her dad finds out? who knows? maybe a Road Trip!

lucky Feb 07, 2009

Melanie is finishing high school and is planning to go to college, but the college of her dreams is too far away from home, in her dad's opinion. So he decides to take her on a college road trip, to open her eyes to all the colleges that HE wants her to go to, that aren't half bad.


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lucky Feb 07, 2009

Violence: There are a few moments where the dad and a student get tasered.

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