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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.
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…
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.
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.
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Remembering Harold Ramis Part 2: 'National Lampoon's Vacation'
My second stop in the tour of remembering comedic legend Harold Ramis was his second film behind the camera, 'National Lampoon's Vacation', written by another Hollywood legend, John Hughes. The mix of Hughes' signature dialogue and characters, with Ramis' sense of comedic timing and direction, made this film stand apart from the rest. Road trip movies were nothing new at this time. Heck, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope had a whole string of road trip films before this one. But it was Ramis' direction in this…
I assume the intention of this movie was to lampoon middle class entitlement, but none of the jokes are that funny because we're stuck on a ride with incredibly shitty people, although everyone in the world is a crook, so it's not like the Griswolds are outsiders. I don't mind mean-spirited comedy, but Vacation just comes off as snotty as the people it's parodying.
I am biased when it comes to these films; Christmas Vacation will always be my favorite due to it being a film I watch every Christmas.
Who would have thought a cross country trip to Walley World could have been so fun or for the Griswold family, hell. Bad things and even more bad things happen to the Griswold family and you're left laughing because of it. National Lampoon's Vacation is a definitive 80s movie and a great comedy that still holds up today, sure a tiny amount of the jokes will not get the same laugh they did in the 80s but every other joke will leave you with a smile and laughing out loud. The start is a bit slow, I looked at the clock and realised that only 30 minutes had passed when I thought at least 50 minutes had but when you…
OK but not a patch on Christmas Vacation, starts slow but ends strong.
Funny and simple. Great comedy, not like today's crap.
It may have pacing problems and has a bit of a manic personality, but Chevy Chase's brilliantly charming and funny performance combined with the film's ernest venture for laughs makes Vacation a fun and thoroughly enjoyable ride.
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