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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.
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.
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.
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…
Chevy Chase used to be the funniest cool dude.
For anyone interested in the tone and texture of middle America in the mid-80s, it’s hard to beat National Lampoon’s Vacation, the first and funniest adventure with the Griswolds, an all-American family who embark on a road trip from the Chicago suburbs to California to visit Walley World, a loose version of Disneyland, the destination of John Hughes’ short story Vacation ’58, which formed the basis of his screenplay. At the head of the family is Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), followed closely by Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), their children Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron) and a whole host of family members, friends and locals they meet along the way, most memorably Ellen’s cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his…
A film I adored in my childhood. Now years later I've decided to relive it. Surprisingly I actually remembered most of the jokes and funny situations. This meant that the jokes while still good weren't exactly making me laugh out loud. I think as in many comedies the jokes and story are better the first time around instead of repeat viewings. Still though the acting is good and Chevy Chase goes all out as Clark W Griswald. Vacation remains an enjoyable film even this many years later. It just might not be the classic I thought it was in my youth.
I've seen bits and pieces of this movie on TV before, but never sat through the whole thing. Well, I just did, and I have to say I'm kind of mixed. The movie has some very funny moments and Chevy Chase is hilarious as always, but as a whole this movie just anything special. It's not paced very well, I found myself losing interest at points, and the ending is pretty bad. However, National Lampoon's Vacation is just funny enough to warrant a recommendation.
An enjoyable road vacation movie that became the template for countless imitators, is not remarkably funny but counts with an amusing central performance from Chevy Chase, aided well by his supporting cast. This makes the film very easy to watch and entertaining as the Griswold family encounter all manner of disastrous situations on their cross country journey to a sad imitation of Disneyland, Walley World.
Since a new vacation movie is coming out, I decided to check out this classic for the first time. Boy am I glad I watched it because this movie is FUNNY!!!! Chevy Chase is amazingly good in it, the characters are very likable, it is overall a comedy classic and a good one at that. Definitely watch this movie right before you see the new one ( which I hear it sucks) and you are almost guaranteed to have a great time while at it.
"National Lampoon's Vacation" on a rewatch is a bit of a mixed bag for me. Chevy Chase and the rest of the cast are all very likeable and fully committed and I would be lying If I said I didn't laugh hard at points. But where this movie fails Is in consistent laughs and the unbelievable situations this family gets into. It definitely has its moments but for me the laughs in this film are way to few and far between.
Thanks to a hilarious screenplay, infectiously enjoyable characters, a terrific cast, and smart humor, "National Lampoon's Vacation" takes the viewer through all the wacky and screwball hijinks and keeps us laughing along the way. It's simple, but in the long run, it all works well with it's charm. One of my favorite comedies.
Definitely got a further appreciation to this cult classic with a lot of the late Harold Ramis and John Hughes' classic humor overflowing through the film and comedic nuance from Chevy Chase and the late John Candy (ok now it is getting depressing).
It was definitely inconceivable in modern days' nanoseconds-style of news breaking and updates on all social media that people would immediately get a whiff of when a Disney World-style theme park would be closed for a period of time for renovation would not be known across the land.
This definitely echoed the indelible nature of people back in the 1980s and how everything was taken with a bit more significance, i.e. the perseverance of Clark Griswold when the whole world is pushing him towards the opposite direction.
The occasional laugh out loud moments (many during the visit to Ellen's sister's house, tying the dead aunt to the top of the car, etc.) make up for the many smaller dud jokes and silly story arc, and also help distract a bit from some of the more offensive elements (racism, sexism, child abuse, etc.).
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