Genre Guesstimation – The Brady Bunch Lost in the Grand Canyon (1971)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Family Vacation Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to FamilyVacation@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Family Vacation Movies.

“[Calling out to the kids who are lost in the canyons] BOBBY? CINDY?” – Mike Brady

Number of Times Seen – No clue (Numerous times on TV and 2 Aug 2022)

Brief Synopsis – The Brady clan take a trip to the Grand Canyon and get into numerous misadventures along the way

My Take on it – This was the first film I thought of when doing research about this genre.

As many kids like me who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s The Brady Bunch was a staple TV show and their family vacation were always enjoyable to watch.

What kid of my generation doesn’t know about Bobby and Cindy getting lost in the Grand Canyon?

Love how they are able to stretch it out over 3 episodes and still have separate storylines for each even though it is all still very connected throughout.

Great cameo by Jim Backus of Gilligan’s Island fame.

It’s definitely nice seeing them out of their house and comfort zones, but the storyline isn’t as strong as one might hope for.

Greta location shooting tho helps make it still fun to watch and rewatch (like most of the episodes)

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – First episode where no scenes took place at the Brady house. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not quite. Fun episode and great to finally see the family out of their comfort zone, but not enough.

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (no change from original review)

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