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Release Date: July 29th, 2015

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Remembering fond, childhood memories of his trip to Walley World, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons with a cross-country excursion to America's favorite fun park. Following in his father's (Chevy Chase) footsteps, Rusty and the gang pack up the car and hit the road for some much-needed family bonding. Soon, the promise of fun turns into one misadventure after another for the next generation of Griswolds and anyone who encounters them.

Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo

Director: Jonathan Goldstein, John Daley

Genres: Adventure, Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Benderspink

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Hotel, 2010s, Cheeky, Son, House, Wife, Car, Husband, Relationships, Hilarious, Amusing

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  • The filmmakers’ unsubtle style is responsible for killing many of the jokes. But they do succeed with several of the performers. show more

  • Vacation does occasionally spring to life, delivering the kind of ouch-inducing humor of personal humiliation and bad luck that we’ve come to know from the ongoing adventures of the Griswold family. But while those laughs are welcome, there aren’t quite enough of them to sustain the experience. show more

  • There's nothing to say that crass can't be funny - and it sometimes is in Daley and Goldstein's iteration - but Vacation loses any of the ooey-gooey, family-friendly heart that made you really want Clark to get to Walley World to begin with. show more

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