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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.
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.
Besides a charismatic performance from Chevy Chase and some solid pacing, National Lampoon's Vacation is still a painfully unfunny comedy due to numerous moments that felt too far-fetched to the point where I was too busy questioning the scene rather than laughing at it.
And fuck that easy ending.
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…
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" perfectly executes and takes full advantage of its premise, thanks to likable characters, smart writing, and a great cast.
One of the most rewatchable, quotable and flat out hilarious comedies of the 80's. Chevy Chase makes for an incredibly likeable lead, it's entertaining as hell and there's a countless amount of absolutely hysterical and memorable scenes and moments. Just so much fun to watch.
Watched this out of the curiosity of seeing the new remake of this film that came out last year. Thought I should refresh my memory of the original. I used to really love this movie as a kid. Unfortunately I didn't find it nearly as entertaining as I did before.
Sure, I chuckled a few times, but the majority of its humor just feels so mean spirited, especially on the end of Chevy Chase's character. Clark Griswold may be breezily cheerful and optimistic, but he's also kind of an ass.
I also saw a few sequences differently as an adult, particularly the one at their relatives' house in Kansas. It's definitely the best part of the movie, but not quite…
Caddyshack might be the best movie Chevy Chase has ever been in, but not because of him. But that's OK, because his real masterpiece is National Lampoon's Vacation.
Funny, original and relatable is a good combo for a nice movie to switch your brain off to.
A funny movie, with Chevy Chase doing his signature shtick.
"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!"
One of those movies you always remember as being better than it actually is.
"Vacation" tells the story of Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) leading his family across country on one of those most dreaded of dreaded events -- the Family Vacation! It's episodic in nature, moving briskly from one disaster to another, some of them very funny (the death of a miserable aunt played by Imogen Coca is a highlight) to the downright disturbing (a brief stay with some incestuous hillbilly relatives). Some scenes deliver bigger laughs than others, but none of them sticks around for very long, so even the dead parts move by fairly quickly.
Having been on a cross-country drive myself with my family when I was…
A good movie to watch on the way home on a bus with a bunch of Louligans. Better than Soccer Dog, I bet.
An extremely memorable comedy classic. One of the funniest films ever made. This is a film so many of us can identify with - a family vacation by car. This is a stereo typical family in an atypical comedy. Nothing unusual about a mom and a dad with their kids going on a vacation and stopping off to visit relatives along the way to their planned destination. But if your parents are Clark (Chase) and Ellen (D'Angelo) Griswold then you are in for a comical vacation. The rest of the Griswold family is just as weird and funny too.
If you liked the movie Vacation then you might like these comedies: "Fletch", "Spies Like Us", or "Caddyshack".
One of the first movies I ever loved, and I still love it...though, obviously, I have seen much better since then. It's got several clunky moments, it's very episodic (almost too much so for its own good) and it contains some moments that are pretty insulting to women, minorities and the poor. More of the jokes fail than I remembered. And Chevy Chase's desire to be the coolest guy in the room kind of works against his portrayal of a doofus trying to do right by his family. For example, when his wife gets pissed at him for ditching a dead woman on a patio he's pretty quick to hit on literally every woman in sight. This undermines the whole…
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