• Vacation (2015)


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 M. Goldstein , John Francis Daley

Genres: Comedy , Adventure

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Benderspink

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Vacation is consistently funny from beginning to end, a piling on of dumb but inventive jokes and excruciating, awkward situations. show more

  • 40
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 60
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    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

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