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Vacation

R Released Jul 29, 2015 1h 39m Comedy Adventure List
27% Tomatometer 176 Reviews 45% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings
Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America's favorite fun park. Following in his father's (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them. Read More Read Less
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Borrowing a basic storyline from the film that inspired it but forgetting the charm, wit, and heart, Vacation is yet another nostalgia-driven retread that misses the mark.

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Jason Bailey Flavorwire Wacky hijinks ensue, some of them very funny, some dipping desperately into bad taste, some just falling flat. (Which, it's worth remembering, was the case with even the best films of this franchise.) May 27, 2016 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) It's hard to imagine even Hangover fans being satisfied by such middling vulgarity. Rated: 1/5 Aug 23, 2015 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) At its best, the film is very funny. At its worst, it makes you groan in dismay. Rated: 2/5 Aug 21, 2015 Full Review James Croot Stuff.co.nz A kind of a cross between We're the Millers and Identity Theft without any real driving purpose, Vacation is an odious mix of tasteless humour and "teachable moments". Rated: 1.5/5 Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Shock and gross-out humor has its limits, and these filmmakers go out of their way to explore those limits. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 8, 2022 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson The film was never going to be very smart, but it delivers the belly laughs you needed and were looking for. Rated: 3/5 Apr 12, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Daniel F Always been a fan of Vacation movies. When this came out, I didn't know how I felt about it. But on my second viewing it hit me just hilarious it is. Very much in the spirit of the original. This has become one of my favorite Vacation movies. Don't believe the negative reviews and just watch it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/15/24 Full Review James E An easy movie with light laughs made to put on casually and not think too hard about it. Low brow humor in the best sense. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Ozzy T This movie is a perfect example of the lost art of comedy movies. Something just ridiculous, light-hearted, and doesn't take itself seriously. No drama or stakes, no unnecessarily convoluted plot.. just jokes jokes jokes all the way, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that! So I just that you get some junk food, roll a nice jay, lay back and have fun! Oh also... Kudos to Chris Hemsworth for that insane comedic performance... just phenomenal! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review Alex B DO NOT BELIEVE these negative reviews!!!!! This movie is FANTASTIC! It made me laugh, hysterically, in a way that I haven't done in almost a decade. Truly. And I watch 5 movies a week, mind you. Vacation is, without a doubt, the most consistently laugh-out-loud funny movie I have seen in....well, almost a decade :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Cream T Brilliant, hilarious, unexpected, touching, and real. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/24 Full Review Tim L No warmth, no love, just a handful of unlikable characters. The only laugh I got was from the small part of the movie featuring Chevy Chase. It's a shame because Ed Helms and Christina Applegate deserved a better script. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America's favorite fun park. Following in his father's (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.
Director
Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Producer
David Dobkin, Chris Bender
Screenwriter
Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Benderspink, New Line Cinema
Rating
R (Crude and Sexual Content|Brief Graphic Nudity|Language Throughout)
Genre
Comedy, Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 29, 2015, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
May 23, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$58.9M
Runtime
1h 39m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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