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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

What vacationing is all about

7/10
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma
21 December 2001

When a disgruntled banker decides to force his wife and dysfunctional kids to go on a vacation he doesn't realize what hell awaits him. All his life he has read the journal of a heroic Union officer, who was also his great great grandfather, and is determined to take the family to the scene of his ancestor's greatest battle. What he finds there is not what he expected and adds a flavorless topping to the entire tasteless trip. Along the way they are joined by a radical survivalist physician and his boys, are threatened by a hilarious Easy Rider duo, and they all start falling apart while trying to cope with each other and the dumb vacation spots dad insists they all see. If all this sounds crazy....it is; the film is so stupid it is funny, but not as zany as Chevy Chase's "National Lampoon Vacation".

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

this is the funniest movie ever!

10/10
Author: StephC27 from Canada
28 July 2005

this movie is absolutely amazing! it is so funny i was crying form laughing so hard...it's a really unknown movie which is surprising because it is really good...i really recommend it for those who haven't seen it...but since no one knows what this movie is then no one will ever come to this page and no one will see that i recommended it...but whatever...basically if you're in the mood to laugh this is the movie! Daniel stern is such a funny guy...he was in home alone...the tall bad guy...anyways if you see him in this one...it's even funnier than home alone...most of the other actors are unknown but when they are all put together it is one hell of a show!

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Not Half As Bad As One Might Think...

Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK
11 December 2002

"Tourist Trap," written by Andy Breckman -- who once wrote for Saturday Night Live as well as films such as "Rat Race" and "Sgt. Bilko" -- doesn't offer nearly as many laughs as "Vacation" or other great family vacation movies of its genre, but Daniel Stern is funny, and helps generate some laughs.

One other great thing about "Tourist Trap" is that unlike "Vacation," "Trap" is family-friendly. Some of the guffaws are aimed towards children, but there's some hidden adult humor, as well. Such as when we have a flashback involving Jefferson's chair. It's painful to watch, thinking about what the chair is and witnessing its demise. Of course, it's a film, but if it were real...can you imagine?

"Tourist Trap" may not be "cool" to some, but if you have a family, it's a better pick than "Vacation," which needless to say, is quite raunchy at times.

3/5 stars-

John Ulmer

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