Here are some double/triple features that I either came up with or stole from the internet. I love the idea…
National Lampoon's Vacation
Every summer Chevy Chase takes his family on a little trip. This year he went too far.
The Griswold family are on a quest. A quest to a Walley World theme park for a family vacation, but things aren't going to go exactly as planned, especially when Clark Griswold is losing all thought towards a mysterious blonde in a red Ferrari.
"I think you're all fucked in the head. We're ten hours from the fucking fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something. This is no longer a vacation. It's a quest. It's a quest for fun. You're gonna have fun, and I'm gonna have fun... We're all gonna have so much fucking fun we're gonna need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles! You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of your assholes! I must be crazy! I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose. Praise Marty Moose! Holy Shit!"
I fuckin' love Chevy Chase, his comedic timing here is so good.
Even in her film debut Jane Krakowski was hilarious and memorable.
Maybe the definitive road film and family film, as well as being one of the best comedies ever made.
This is just a note that I realized what needs to be done to make this a truly great film: instead of making it to Walley World, the family stops at a rest stop to take a quick nap. Then proceeds the ending of Fat Girl, except with the Griswold family. Please, someone remake this shot for shot from these two movies.
A comedic telling of one man, his family and his mission to get to WallyWorld.
This was a first time watch for me, as I'm far more familiar with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase is a riot here, and he has some facial expressions that rival even the great Jim Carey.
For anyone that says all modern comedies as swearing, boobs and physical humour... Well, I hate to break it to you, but they were doing it back in the 80s too!
Can't wait to complete the full series of movies.
There was something beautiful and loathsome of a long cross country car trip; the cramped space, the numbing pain on your bottom and legs, the constant bickering with your sibling, the endless view of empty nature, the frequent rest stops, the nightly rest at a motel, the simple and tasty sandwiches, the iconic jams of your parents’ pastime tunes, the exhilaration of closely reaching the ultimate destination, exploring and experiencing something new, the awkwardly forced but warmly nostalgic photographs, the cherished mementos that are picked up along the way, the unprepared spending of emergency materials, the timely gas stops, the breeze that enters into the backseat window, the disagreement in the course of the vacation, and the uneven relationship with…
Film 21/30 of the Travel Around the World Scavenger Hunt
Task #18: A National Lampoon movie
This is the first Vacation movie I've watched after having the grand tradition of loving Christmas Vacation every Christmas season. I have to thank Be-Lan especially for coming up with this task or I probably wouldn't have gone out to watch this. The first in the National Lampoon's Vacation film series, this highly acclaimed comedy introduces us to Clark Griswold, in a memorably manic performance from Chevy Chase, who's an optimistic but very egotistical and unlucky everyday family man who takes his wife and two kids cross country to Wallyworld Amusement Park (oh gee.... I bet I know what park they're ripping off......).…
"National Lampoon's Vacation" perfectly executes and takes full advantage of its premise, thanks to likable characters, smart writing, and a great cast.
I love this movie.
As an owner of a new car this movie will give me nightmares.
The comedic nuance and timing (intelligently written and perfectly acted) is something mostly lost on the contemporary films of the same genre, which land jokes on their audiences with the all the of subtlety a sledgehammer.
They don't make 'em like they used to.
I said it before and I will say it again:
Comedy died with John Candy.
But seriously, watching anything with Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (in front or behind the camera), John Candy and Bill Murray gives me so much pleasure it is bordering on inappropriate.
And, yeah, the "Vacation" series struck an extra chord with me, as I can personally relate to these kinds of dysfunctional family events.
National Lampoon’s Vacation isn’t as horrible as Animal House, but it’s still a racist, misogynist, predictable, poorly acted, laughter-free and very boring piece of shit. There’s essentially no plot, but there is a joke where it’s implied an area is dodgy solely because the people there are black, there’s a whole sequence where we’re supposed to believe that adultery is inherently funny and one of the children is given a stupid name, which is constantly repeated, only making it increasingly more annoying. None of this is funny (I didn’t laugh once) and as with Animal House all the offensive stuff would have been acceptable were it in the least bit funny, but without humour it’s just offensive. I’m already finding the National Lampoon franchise nauseating and this is only my second entry, goodness knows what horrors I’m yet to encounter.
I am two films into my Harold Ramis marathon and I'm having a great time so far. Caddyshack was a blast and a great way to start and the second movie ain't half bad either. It's something I've seen plenty of times and I never tire of it. I mean, who doesn't love National Lampoon's Vacation.
It's been a while, I must admit, since I watched it last. There is lots that I remember and lots that I didn't. I forgot that John Candy was in it, I had no idea that John Hughes wrote this and I was pleasantly surprised to see the great Eugene Levy in the beginning.
The story, of a man who has a trying time…
I watched this on Region A DVD.
I actually watched the remake/sequel/reboot before I watched this orginal film which may impact my judgement, well not really because I quite liked this film.
Chevy Chase isn't a comedy great in my opinion, I just don't see it, that's my fault and I can deal with it but in this film he was pretty funny. For the most part this film in general is really funny, it took my by surprise how adult orientated the comedy and film is. It has some really smart jokes throughout but some get quite tiring quite quickly.
I really like the cast and supporting cast for that matter, the kids were great fun and added a…
this comedy is the most stupid shit I've ever seen and prolly the greatest
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