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Vacation (2015)

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Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.


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Hoping to bring his family closer together and to recreate his childhood vacation for his own kids, an adult Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two sons on a cross-country road trip to Walley World. Needless to say, things don't go quite as planned.

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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vacaciones  »

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Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,681,108, 2 August 2015, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As an homage to the previous four movies: National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and Vegas Vacation (1997), the pictures Rusty looks at in his photo album near the beginning of the film, are taken from each of the aforementioned films. See more »


When visiting Audrey's house, Stone introduces his steer, Sebastian a red/white steer with horns, claiming he's an Angus steer. While Red Angus is in fact a known breed, they (like Black Angus) do not have horns. The steer is most likely a longhorn, and Stone simply isn't very bright. See more »


Debbie Griswold: Hey, you know, you never told us why you keep that teddy bear on the front of your truck.
Trucker: Oh, it makes the kids feel more comfortable.
Rusty Griswold: Oh yeah? You have kids?
Trucker: No.
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In both the opening and closing credits, vacation photos are showed that are partially obscured. Whatever is covering part of the photo is moved away, usually revealing a humorous twist. See more »


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A surprising trip to the movies
31 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Let's be honest.

Vacation isn't one of those must see movie blockbusters, and would probably be one of the last choices for anyone to watch for the month.

On the other hand, its much easier to arrange a group movie outing as the chances of everyone watching that is pretty low ;)

The ratings for this particular movie are quite bad(reference Rottentomatoes), which is no surprise as most crude comedies are rated so. It wasn't as crude as I expected it to be though.(then again maybe thats because it was moderated in Singapore)

To sum it up, we went in with low expectations. But! I could hear the hall filled with laughter through-out the movie! and we came out smiling and discussing about the funny parts as well. All in all an enjoyable movie experience :)

Yes, it's not gonna win any awards or sure. but for anyone looking for a light-hearted movie packed with laughter, WATCH THIS! :D I was honestly afraid of drinking my soda for fear of spurting it out from laughter.

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