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.
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.
Film 3 of "The December Project" 2012
I haven't seen this movie in about 10 years, and although some of the comedy is dated, I still think it's damn funny. For most people, this probably doesn't hold up very much, I find a lot of people don't feel that Chevy Chase comedy from the 80's to hold up, but I still have a lot of fun with this.
This is definitely Chevy Chase at his peak if you ask me, he is great in this. The infamous Clark Griswold is one of the best comedic characters, he is simply an idiot that means well and is arrogant to boot, always pretending to know everything about everything and looking…
As someone who spent much of his childhood being carted all over the Western United States in a station wagon (and later an RV), I could definitely relate to this movie, which is why I saw it a dozen or more times back then. Hughes tries a little too hard to live up to the National Lampoon banner here, though, I now see, resulting in some jarring misjudgments; you can find humor in the death of a pet if you make it sufficiently cartoonish, as in A Fish Called Wanda, but there's really nothing funny about the thought of a dog being dragged behind a car for miles like James Byrd, Jr., no matter how aggressive you've made the…
El guión de Hughes no está a la altura de Chase ni del potencial real de la historia. La realización de Ramis es torpe y la película parece una sucesión de sketches de un mal programa de humor de canal autonómico. Pero me parto el culo y cada vez que veo a Clark poniéndose las gafas rotas lloro de la risa. Curiosamente, la más floja de las cuatro vacaciones, con permiso de Las Vegas, fue la primera.
July Challenge: connection to previous movie - Brian Doyle-Murray
I'm cooling on it. Ralph Burns's insulting score--the hellish twain where "Love Boat" and "Scooby-Doo" music meet--don't help none.
silly, stupid but fun; this film is at its best when its flirts with that thin line before taking things too far.
Not a very good blu-ray but still a funny film.
Still superb. Still makes me laugh.
the metallic pea wagon queen family truckster......"if you hate in now, wait till you drive it!"
Classic, iconic and brilliant. Continuously throughout the film provides comedy and entertainment. Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold is a selfish, obnoxious character who attitude to life provides most of the comedy but doesn't dominate the film. At times, some of the jokes are possibly crude and perhaps distasteful e.g. the dog being towed by its lead on the car.
However, there is a continuous stream of caricatures and satire of Middle America. The film's most famous character is Cousin Eddy, played by Randy Quaid, giving us creepy and disgusting excuses to laugh at his 'redneck' life yet we are forced to feel sympathy for his family under him. Beverly D'Angelo's acting is good, although Anthony Michael Hall's Rusty is the best…
Pretty dumb, essentially a live-action cartoon, but still a great comedy because it doesn't shy away from making Clark (Chevy Chase) a complete asshole so intent on giving his family the vacation he thinks they want that he gradually turns into a raving lunatic. It's amazing that the guy wasn't jailed well before California. I'm pretty sure most of us had a Dad with at least a few aspects of his character - mine sure did, right down to the nut-hugger khaki shorts and the short-sleeved crew shirt. Just like I'm sure anyone who's done the dreaded road trip to vacation destination X can relate to a good number of what befalls the Griswolds on their trip to Walley World.…
When comedies get old. In a bad way.
Very funny comedy has genuine vacation atmosphere. Despite the broadness of some of this farce, the characters are real and we relate to their experiences (Anthony Michael Hall is surprisingly good), which is what makes the movie so winning. Highlight: the fate of Aunt Edna. Chevy Chase is perfect in his best role.