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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.
Film #15 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task 15. Your go to film when you need cheering up!
It's not only one of my favorite movies of all-time, it is also one of the first R-rated movies I've ever seen. I was 13 years old when I first watched this. It continues to hold up in my opinion today. It has relatable characters, hilarious comedy, hot scenes, and a top-notch narrative about a family's disastrous vacation. The Kardashians wish they were as dysfunctional as the Griswolds. National Lampoon’s Vacation continues to serve as one of the highlights of comedy films over 30 years later.
Really glad I finally got to the original Vacation, since I've already seen Christmas and Vegas Vacations and liked both quite a bit. Vacation made me laugh quite a bit more than I expected and the teaming of John Hughes and Harold Ramis is a pretty wonderful combo (of course there are plenty of moments from Hughes' script that remind me of Home Alone, which helps).
Vacation however is much darker than I expected. There's borderline racism, incest, cheating attempts, jokes centered around dead pets and relatives, and amongst all of this, somehow an amusement part trip at gunpoint feels like a moment of levity.
What is the strongest, and I think they figured out in the latter films, was that the best humor in this franchise comes from within the family. The family dynamic, especially when Chevy Chase's perfect vacation could end, is perfect, but it's got all these other weird elements mixed in that are surprisingly dark.
"I wonder if these guys know the Commodores?"
I feel like I've seen this movie a hundred times and I still can't pass by it when I'm flicking through the channels on the TV.
Jesus Christ! I woke up this morning, still in a frothy daze from these great sleeping pills I'm on. If you wake up early enough, they're still kicking away and you could think you're on Jupiter. What a great time to watch this movie. It was dark and weird. So, I robbed up in all my doonies, I loaded 'Vacation' - a classic family 80s comedy - into the DVD player. From the start, it sort of felt like a kids film; simple, basic, family-orientated humour. A storyline screaming for a quirky disaster. I was convinced the target audience was for 8+. I was cool with that. That's probably where my intellectual capacity was running to at that moment, anyway.…
Serviceable '80s comedy although I'm now convinced that I missed the nostalgia factor of watching these movies back in the day to really be into them.
Chevy Chase is my number 1 favourite actor ever and its mainly because of Vacation and Fletch this was the first outing for Clark and its hilarious still to this day.
Fucking funny. Classic comedy. In my top 20 list for sure of comedies
Classic Griswold. More swearing than I remember. Seems out of place in this 'family' film.
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