Not too often you see a laugh out loud movie at the old multiplex, but Vacation is surely one of them. It was hard for me to hear the dialogue for the guys behind me laughing so hard. There were just scene after scene of hilarity. Right from the opening credits up until the final credits, nothing but laugh, laugh, laugh. The top laugh getter though I guess would have to be the trip to Hot Springs Arkansas by the family. It will make you and your whole family want to schedule a future bathing adventure in some nearby hot spring. But there was one sour note. The movie is rated "R". <more>
There are lots of filthy words, and some naked people in the movie. So do not let your young children see the movie. Other than that the movie is a hoot.
It's a Very Raunchy/Crude Vacation film meets We're the Millers, Hilarious! (by GhostHunter12)
I thought this movie was the most fun and most funniest I've seen in a while at the movies. I saw this Opening Night and I was very skeptic and worried because I loved the trailers but I've seen other comedies in the past were the trailers were so funny but the movie overall wasn't funny and was so disappointing. The story follows Rusty Griswold as he takes his family on a road-trip vacation to Walley World because he went there when he was a kid with his family and he wants to reconnect with his family and spice things up with his Wife. I thought this was the funniest movie I <more>
have seen since The Wedding Ringer, which came out in January of this year. I'm a big Vacation films fan and I was so excited about the son taking over Clark's place and Ed Helms succeeded big time as Rusty Griswold. It was great seeing Christina Applegate in this film as Rusty's wife and as well of course seeing Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo return. It was also surprising to see Leslie Mann as Audrey, Rusty's Sister, Chris Hemsworth as her Husband and nice seeing a few surprising people appear. The kids in the movie did a great job but the small kid needed his mouth cleaned out, he used a lot of language in the film. The story was so relate-able and was so much fun to see and watch. This Vacation movie also reminded me as well of the 2013 Hit-Summer road trip comedy "We're the Millers" which I also loved. Parents should not bring their Teenagers and their young kids, this is not appropriate for teens under 17 because of the constant language, some nudity and the raunchy/crude sexual humor/situations. There was moments in the film where it was awkward and sorta uncomfortable but it was a good, fun, funny movie. There has been so many bad reviews, complaints for this movie since it's been filming, it's not a remake or a reboot people, it's basically a continuation after "Vegas Vacation." There was maybe one or two slow parts in the movie but besides that, I loved this movie. If you want to go see this and have a good, fun time, this is the movie to come to, don't come to this movie very serious and expecting it not to be funny because trust me, it's hilarious. I'm going to see it again in a few days and I can't wait to watch it again. Vacation deserves a lot more praise because it's such a funny, funny movie and it's probably this years "We're the Millers." Hilarious, fun movie!!!!!
A Dirtier and Raunchier Vacation for the Next Generation of Griswolds!!! (by Pumpkin_Man)
After 18 years, the Griswolds are finally back in action. This is definitely a 'passing of the torch' sequel, not a remake. I've always had a soft spot for the Vacation movies. I grew up with them and saw Vegas Vacation in the theater when I was 7. I was super psyched when this sequel was announced. I just wish Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo had more screen time. They only appear for about five minutes toward the end of the film. There are plenty of references and throw backs to the previous Vacation movies. While European, Christmas and Vegas Vacation were more family <more>
friendly and light hearted, this one goes back to the roots of the original with a very hard 'R' rating with lots of cussing, dark humor, dirty sex jokes and crude humor, which I enjoy. Audrey's character felt out of place. Leslie Mann probably wasn't a good choice for her. She was nothing like Audrey from the other movies. She was there just for the sake of having her character in it, much like Chevy and Beverly Ed Helms did fairly good as portraying Rusty Griswold. 18 years after Vegas Vacation, Rusty Griswold is now grown up with a family of his own. His wife is Debbie, played by Christina Applegate. His sons are Kevin and James. Kevin is the mean spirited little brat that cusses like a sailor, and James is more laid back and plays guitar. Rusty soon realizes that his family is tired of going to the same cabin every year for their annual vacation, so Rusty decides to mix things up and take them on a trip to Walley World, the fun park from the original classic film. 30 years later, and everything still goes hilariously wrong. This 5th Vacation may not have the same tone as the previous movies, but in the end, it has the same spirit. I highly recommend you take the Holiday Road to see VACATION!!!
I have always loved Vacation movies, and this one continues the tradition of laugh-out-loud humor. There are several scenes which pay homage to the original Vacation movie which was great to see. Fans of Chevy Chase will be shocked to see how much his appearance has changed, even since his role on Community ended. Ed Helms did an amazing job as a hapless father trying to give his family a great vacation, in the only way a Griswold knows how. Along the way he has to deal with his own family's quirks, his extended family, car trouble, a menacing trucker, and numerous other problems. <more>
Christina Applegate was also great as his wife, in the same straight-woman vein as Beverly D'Angelo's portrayal of Ellen in the earlier films. I saw this at a preview before it was released and it was clear from the laughter that the audience thought it was worth their time. If you grew up on the Vacation movies as I did, I think you'll love this entry too, but be prepared for outrageous situations and ridiculous scenarios.
Lives up to it's expectations!!! (by harlyrider-08377)
From the moment it began and I heard it open to 'Holiday Road' I knew I was in for a great ride! I think there are two types of people that will not like this movie. First, those that see it as a stand alone movie without having seen the original and those who are comparing it too much to the original. You have to go into this movie as a fan of the original Vacation, however you have to realize this isn't a story about Clark Griswold and his family, it's a story about Rusty Griswold and how much he is like his father in how over-the-top caring he is about his family. I think <more>
Ed Helms did a much better job than some of the other actors that were considered could have done. As I watched this movie I found myself saying, "Yup, that's what Clark would do in that moment", so kudos to Helms. Now, spoiler alert you do have to stay seated through the first run of incredibly poor jokes about Rusty being an airline pilot for a low-budget company. This was very tedious and made me wonder what I was in for. Like I said, stay seated! Once you get past this first few minutes the fun begins! The director did an incredible job paying just enough homage to the original to make you respect his ability. You don't get the feeling they are ripping off jokes from the original at all and that's the sign of a great and rare sequel. It doesn't rely on old jokes, it respectfully honors the original in ways that you expect and want to see. And yes, when we finally get to see Clark Griswold it is incredible! Chevy's short screen time is definitely worth the wait, he truly is and always will be Clark Griswold with his wacky ways but yet wise words of wisdom for his son. The best part for me again, spoiler is when Clark opens the correct garage door and you see the pea green wagon-family-truckster. It's almost tear-jerking joy when it happens. So, again, enjoy the homage paid to the original, listen closely and you will pick up on so much like the references to cousin Eddie and even the joke about the first grand canyon visit. The one disappointment I had last spoiler, I promise was the girl in the red Ferrari scene. The joke was funny, however it lost a lot of it's translation when they didn't play the song 'Little Boy Sweet' as done in the two previous presentations of this long-running joke. Now beware, it is obvious that the film makers are seeking a new, younger franchise audience so this movie is cruder, ruder and at times can make you literally gag with their brand of humor. It does go over the top in my opinion with the vulgar music lyrics twice during the film which I felt was totally unnecessary, but if you can deal with this you're still going to have a great time! The overall acting was excellent. Christina Applegate is still hot and the two kids that play Rusty's son's are very funny. This movie is even better if you watch the original the night before you see this one!
Absolutely Hysterical! The Funniest Film in Years. (by michaelhirakida)
Vacation is an awesome movie. It's hilarious. It's fun. It's a nostalgic trip to the past. It's almost an R Rated Family Movie. Everything about Vacation works. Even though the movie is not going so successful critically and commercially, I still say go to this one.The movie is about Rusty Griswold who is a pilot now. After hearing behind his back that his family is tired of going to the same cabin every year, he decides to take them to Walley World as the original Vacation movie did. There, they visit Rusty's sister, Audrey's New Husband Chris Hemsworth , and his <more>
parents Clark and Ellen, and get into some serious adventure.The movie is all out hilarious and crude which is why I think the movie is being criticized. I don't remember the old movie being this crude, but hell, it's freaking funny. The movie's jokes are all hits and sometimes there is lots of shocking moments. The film made me go OMG lots of times because I was so stunned by what was happening. The ending where the two rivaling families fight to get on the roller coaster is hysterical.Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are in the movie also as Clark and Ellen. The roles that made them famous. It's nice to see them again even if it might be the last time. There is so much to learn from this movie. I wouldn't suggest bringing young children to this movie as there is some graphic nudity in some parts, but for parents with teenagers, I definitely think you should take them to see the new Vacation film. It really is the funniest film in years.96/100 A
Ridicoulous, stupid, offensive and dreadful..... would watch again! (by jonathan-kj-2010)
Despite the movie is a over the top comedy that is ridiculous and sometimes straight out offensive and disgusting, the movie makes you laugh. I haven't laughed like this for a good while, so it does however do its job as a comedy. if you are however looking for a calm comedy that takes itself a little bit serious..... stay away XD It contains offensive jokes, foul language often from the small ones over-dramatic scenes with plot twists, scrap that! there is plot twists everywhere, but the movie is for some reason able to keep you entertained as you try to pick up all the popcorn you <more>
dropped on the floor after laughing hysterically from a really bad line that just turns even more awkward as the other character replies back. A must watch mess for the ones that needs a good laugh, and bring a friend. It makes the movie 10 time better when a cheap but funny line comes up and both of you can relate XD
Stands on it's Own, but very Raunchy (by erivddavid)
I'm a HUGE Vacation fan...and went to see this new one fresh except for the trailers. Let me say this upfront....It's very funny, BUT, it's also very raunchy. I have a high tolerance for that, and still found myself cringing a few times. Funny that there was an "older" couple behind me in the theater, with their teen "kids/grand-kids". They were laughing HARD the first few minutes, then the lady says "this is too much" and they almost left...but she said "no, it's funny". They stayed all the way and we're laughing most of the whole <more>
way. BUT it is uncomfortable at times. Still, it was VERY funny.So, I went home and re-watched the original. It was pretty dark, and filthy at times too. Just a little more "inside joke" than in your face like the new one. But anyone that says the original was not cutting edge...watch it again. Plenty of cursing, animal abuse, sex, and shenanigans. It actually holds fairly true, given the 30 years. Oh, and Chevy Rocks in his part. Still great comedic timing.
If you have discerning tastes, don't see this movie. If you need escapism from the daily grind and are not in the mood to over-think anything, this is a good movie for you. It's true; it is crude, much cruder than the original. Most comedies today are just that. The people responsible for this movie were not thinking lets win an Oscar, they were thinking lets make people laugh. According to the theater I was in, it worked. We were all laughing. I wish it had been longer with more situations, but I enjoyed what I saw. I recommend not taking your teen to see it. Let them wait till <more>
they're 17, not because they are too young, but as a mom it was really awkward. I will say this about Chevy Chase, he will always be Clark, but keep in mind people age and put on weight. I say so what! The man is funny as hell! This movie will not hold up to the original, don't see it without seeing the original; you won't get the jokes.