|A Parental Review of "RV" for Concerned Parents:|
RV had potential – Robin Williams and Jeff Daniels alone gave it potential – but the use of the word “turd” – continuously – throughout the movie, rendered it completely inappropriate and unwatchable.
It’s not that we are prudish – and if the word had been used once or twice, it would have been forgiveable – but seriously, the word is the star of the movie. It had more lines than nearly any other character – it upstaged Williams. The movie should have been called “Turd-V” – that’s how many times the word is said in this movie. And that kind of usage says to a child watching it “this word is ok.”
Which it isn’t. Not coming out of the mouth of a child (as it does frequently in the movie).
If you want a very similar “hapless dad takes family across country in an RV” movie, without the turds, try Beethoven’s 3rd instead (although be warned that there is an incident with a tranquilizer dart, some bumbling thieves, and an accidental kidnapping in that movie).
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