Based on a script by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer, “Family Getaway” is “a dysfunctional-family tale about a clan that has to go on the run after its Thanksgiving dinner is crashed by assassins”. The title makes it sound like a silly comedy, so I’m guessing this is something like an action-comedy where the dad is a former CIA badass or something along those lines, whose past comes back to bite him in the buttocks. If they REALLY want to make it unique, they should make the kids former CIA badasses and the parents clueless morons. I mean, that would be unique, if a tad, well, unbelievable.
Anyways, Kasdan has set up “Family Getaway” as his next movie after the raunchy comedy “Bad Teacher”, which stars Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed teacher bent on seducing fellow teacher Justin Timberlake so she can live off his family money. Along the way, our heroine learns the value of being a good teacher thanks to her precious and annoyingly precocious students and realizes that the perfect man for her is the poor gym teacher played by Jason Segel. Mind you, I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’m guessing that’s how it’ll go down.
I could be wrong, of course.