Took the kids to see College Roadtrip today and I have to say, it was a really cute film. I have to admit, I've loved Raven Simone since she was a little cutie patootie on "The Cosby Show." Today, she is such a great role model for young girls and it is so refreshing to see her as an intelligent young woman attempting to get into Georgetown University in Washington D.C. while her dad (Martin Lawrence) tries to steer her toward Northwestern, since it's only 45 minutes from her home. While the film was perfect for kids (the pig was a favorite of my son's); I personally loved the relationship shared by Lawrence and Simone.
While we laughed our way through the film (Donny Osmond is over the top hysterical), there were some tear jerker moments at the end that made me think about the fact that while my daughter is only 8, time flies so fast and by the time we turn around, she too will one day be contemplating her college future. In fact, after the movie, I asked if she'd go away to school when she's older and she firmly announced that she wanted to stay close to home. Somehow I think she'll be changing her tune in 10 years but for now, she's still my little girl and I'm going to enjoy every moment I have with her and my son!
So if you're planning on going to see College Road Trip, it gets the official Role Mommy thumbs up!