16 April 2005 | inkblot11
Slight, but good for a family fun night!
Paul (Judge Reinhold) is a school administrator who has been offered a job in Chicago. His wife Laura (Joely Fisher) is a physician, so moving to another city would be more difficult for her. When their son accidentally overhears an argumentative conversation between his parents, he convinces his older sister that their parents are about to go through the Big D (divorce). So, a road trip to Chicago begins for all four family members, under various circumstances. Dad is interviewing for the job, Mother is planning a secret celebration, and the children are out to keep their parents together. In Chicago, a comedy of errors is about to begin. What will the final result be? This film, slight as it is, is still fun for families on a Saturday night together. There is a lot of physical humor, Chicago scenery, and nice performances by the child actors. Reinhold is deft at comedic expressions while Fisher adds a nice touch, although there is not enough screen time for her. Good clean fun is so rare these days. Grab this one soon....it has some good moments.