Johnson Family Vacation

Johnson Family Vacation

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Christopher Erskin
Produced by
Written by
  • Earl Richey Jones
  • Todd R. Jones
Music by Richard Gibbs
  • Jeff Barnett
  • Shawn Maurer
Edited by John Carter
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release dates
  • April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million[1]
Box office $31.5 million

Johnson Family Vacation is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Christopher Erskin. It stars Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Gabby Soleil, Shannon Elizabeth, Solange Knowles, and Steve Harvey. The film is director Erskin's first feature film directorial project.


Nate Johnson and his family have been invited to their big family reunion in Missouri. He sees it as an opportunity to reconnect with his estranged wife and growing children, as well as a chance to show up his wealthier know-it-all brother, Mack. Nate takes delivery on an expensive new SUV, persuades his recently separated wife Dorothy to tag along, and packs up his three kids nubile teenager Nikki, under-age wannabe rapper D.J., and precocious five-year-old Destiny for what he imagines will be a leisurely drive from Los Angeles to Missouri. Between his wary wife, arguing kids, angry police officers, a bizarre hitchhiker, bad diner food, and a run-in with a cement mixer, the journey proves more difficult than Nate anticipated.



Johnson Family Vacation was heavily panned. It received a 6% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 90 reviews.[2] The film has a 29/100 rating on Metacritic based on 24 reviews.[3] The critics gave it a C− rating at Yahoo! Movies.[4]

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