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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…
"National Lampoon's Vacation" perfectly executes and takes full advantage of its premise, thanks to likable characters, smart writing, and a great cast.
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.
"The Wagon Queen Family Truckster. You think you hate it now, but wait til you drive it."
The definitive road trip movie. It's rare that I go on vacation and not quote this movie at some point. While it may not be the most family friendly comedy, Vacation is a classic because of it's quality. Every performance is strong, in part due to the fantastic cast, and also due to John Hughes's excellent screenplay. Favorite moment? Arriving at Wally World and the slow motion race to the front gate...
Amusing, but never funny.
An ordinary cheese 80's film. Quite funny and very dumb, but I still enjoyed it 100%. I really had a great time watching it.
A good look at the postmodern authority figure. Here Clark Griswald is constantly humiliated in scene after scene but that doesn't tarnish the power he has. In fact it is how he exercises the authority he has.
The negative feminism on part of D'Angelo is all the rage today in films and especially television. Today's twist, of course is that the wife or girlfriend deals with male buffoonery because the sex is great. Here, however, their sexual escapades are constantly interrupted..... So why is she still with him?
She must have passed away somewhere near Flagstaff.
Part of my 1983 list.
Even after having seen it tons of times and knowing every twist, turn and line, this movie still makes me laugh. It's one of the first times I love a movie because it isn't relatable whatsoever. I'm so lucky to have never had a vacation exactly like the Griswald's. In all my years, never we hate each other by the end, have the dog piss on our lunch, get our hubcaps stolen right from under us, accidentally kill that same dog, realize our final destination was inaccessible the whole time, nor did anyone die along the way. Nope, nothing but utter perfection o the road for us. Even though my last vacation was driving up from San Diego to Fresno…
A goofy fun movie that I caught on TV.
This is the best of the Vacation series likely because this family works the best together.
Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron are awesome.
A ton of guest appearances throughout.
Christie Brinkley's appearance heats up the screen and supplies some great Chevy Chase facial expressions.
80 favorite movies from the 80s. I've attempted to put them in order. There's a lot of movies I need…
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