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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.
"National Lampoon's Vacation" perfectly executes and takes full advantage of its premise, thanks to likable characters, smart writing, and a great cast.
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.
National Lampoon's Vacation is the definition of 80's comedy.
Chevy Case, Harold Ramis and John Hughes collaborate to make this cross-USA family road trip film.
I can't exactly pinpoin what it is, but the film just says "80's".
The cars, clothing and humor.
And I can't say I did not enjoy it.
Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold, a loveable buffon and caring husband and father. Because he spends his days at work, he decides to take his family on a road trip.
Instead of flying, they will drive all the way from Chicago to California in their new car.
He reasons that on a flight they will simply put on the headphones and ignore each other. In the car he…
Holiday rooooAAAAOOOoooaaaoooaaaooooad. Holiday rooooAAAAOOOoooaaaoooaaaooooad.
There's one scene here that now (and then too, frankly) is in such poor taste, where the Griswolds get lost on the "wrong side of town" and a bunch of African Americans steal their hubcaps and give them bad directions. It's just awful (on his commentary track, which was recorded at least a decade ago, Harold Ramis claimed he no longer would have put that scene in the movie; I can only imagine what he would have said now). That sequence alone requires *at least* a one-star deduction. Maybe two. Maybe more.
The rest has its moments. The last sequence at Walley World is the part I still love and I'm not even sure why. Maybe it taps into some kind of empty theme park fantasy. Or I just love CHARIOTS OF FIRE references.
I cannot believe I have not seen this movie until today. National Lampoon’s Vacation is a classic road trip movie, filled with funny scenes, nice dialogue and interesting characters. Chevy Chase was really good as Clark Griswold. Now I'm going to watch the other Vacation movies!
Turns out I had seen the last 35 minutes of this movie before but not the whole thing. From start to finish I enjoyed this classic comedy. Chevy Chase does a great job in this movie. I kinda want to know if Wally World was filmed at a real theme park, probably was, and where it is cause it looked like it would be fun to go there. Anyway this is a hillarious movie about a road trip going horribly wrong. This is a great movie from start to finish. John Hughes wrote a great movie here. It's very well written and acted. Well worth a watch.
Chevy Chase curses well. The scene where they get lost 'on the wrong side of town' and have their hubcaps stolen by african americans is pretty fucking awful though
Hadn't seen it in about 20 years. Still plenty of good laughs. Aunt Edna is not as funny as I remembered, and even though the last act has some good absurd humor, it's not his laugh out loud funny as some of the earlier stuff.
This was much better and more edgy than I remembered as Clark Griswold savages his family across the USA on a family vacation. I had forgotten how attractive D’Angelo was in her prime and she is the best thing about this movie as the long suffering Ellen Griswold. The first of four sets of actors to play the Griswold children do a good job of capturing sibling distress in the car’s back seat. The movie’s best when it deals with the family and supporting characters as Chase isn’t funny when on the screen by himself. The movie has aged well though and still captured some heartfelt laughs.
A classic comedy that will live on forever as one of the funniest movies to ever hit the big screen
I decided to watch this film after I watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation during the holiday season. There were many scenes that Christmas Vacation already borrowed from this movie so it was hard to appreciate the originality and cleverness this film deservedly had. I still greatly enjoyed this movie and appreciated the style of humor the film was able to portray. Chase and D'Angelo played well off each other and allowed Chase to develop his own brand of humor.
This film is undeniably silly but has heart. It's an easy film to relate too and is a lot of fun overall. I recommend checking it out.
i wanna fuck bev d'angelo so bad
"And though the Hindus speak of karma, I implore you: give her...give her a break."
"Or perhaps you *don't* want to see the second-largest ball of twine on the face of the Earth, which is only four short hours away . . ."
I always forget how skeevy Cousin Eddie and his family are in this one.
Loads better then European Vacation. I'll credit Raimis for that.
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