Last night I went to see Disney’s latest kids movie, College Road Trip, which, despite being annoyingly saccharine, reminded me a lot of the college tour I took with my father back in the day. Like Melanie (Raven-Symone’s character), my mother was a real estate agent who stayed home with my siblings while dad and I set off to visit colleges. While Martin Lawrence torments his on-screen daughter with his rendition of Double Dutch Bus during their trip; it just so happens that my dad actually wrote the song. In the movie, Melanie’s girlfriends plan a sleepover on campus that scares the crap out of Martin’s character. In my real-life version of the story, I finagled a sleepover on campus in a boy’s dorm. <Hmm, wonder what dad thought about that?> As Donnie Osmond (another annoyance in the film) might say, I guess I was a little more rock and roll than Melanie. Overall, the movie was mildly entertaining, but the star of the film was neither Raven, Martin, Donnie nor the pet pig. Clearly, it was the Double Dutch Bus. Gimme a “ho” if you got your funky bus fare.
Posted on March 8, 2008 by ERB