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This time the Griswolds are on a roll.
The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.
Watched as part of my July Vegas Challenge.
I’ve always enjoyed the Griswold Vacation movies; they’re silly, fun and the Griswolds are so very similar to my own family when growing up. Seriously, don’t get me started on the number of disasters my stepdad caused! And every family has their own Cousin Eddie, right?
Unfortunately, Vegas Vacation is the weakest of the four Vacation movies (obviously I’m excluding Christmas Vacation 2). The film starts off on dodgy ground with the slapstick turned up to 11. Some of the actions by the characters seem very out of place, even for Clark Griswold. Luckily the story settles down for the most part and returns to the usual form.
There was a lot…
Quite different tonally from the previous films (which were all written by John Hughes, this one isn't), though the basic gist is the same. Chevy Chase wants to take his family on a nice vacation, so they head to Vegas, where Chase becomes a gambling addict, his wife nearly has an affair, his daughter becomes a slutty club dancer and his son becomes friends with affluent businessmen. I feel for Chase in these films, he's just trying to be a good father and do nice things with his family. My dad never wants to take me anywhere. I wish he was more like Chevy Chase. Randy Quaid of course steals the show again as rowdy Uncle Eddie. This was probably an installment too far for the franchise though.
I did not expect this! Vegas Vacation was the silliest of all Vacation movies and I loved it. It is not as good as the original, but it is better than Christmas Vacation in my opinion. It made me laugh a lot and the actors who played the kids were pretty good, unlike European Vacation. Watch this with friends and you will definitely have fun!
Let's never speak of this again.
Even though it's my least favorite of the series, I still love this one.
I haven't seen this one in years because I remember disliking it so much. Watching it again, I like it more than I remember. It's fun but still my least favorite of the four.
Few genuinely hilarious moments sandwiched amongst a prolonged and pandering pro family Las Vegas infomercial that skirts issues of gambling addiction and destructive behavior while managing to effectively unfold patiently in what amounts to being a meager entry in a meager franchise
Let's never speak of this again.
The OC episode set in Vegas is funnier.
They took a gamble in making this and it doesn't really pay off.
Weakest of the Chevy Chase vacation movies. Several funny moments but probably only if you've already seen the others.
This is my second favourite vacation movie, right behind Christmas.
Nick Papagorgio is awesome.
Oh, boy was this ever dumb. I always felt sad there seemed to be no place for Ethan Embry who was just so gosh-darned adorable. Here, everyone is kind of awful but if this were available to me to watch right now, I'd probably sit through it again.
The Griswold family returns in the weakest "vacation" offering yet.
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