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

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29 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Vacaciones  »

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Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,681,108 (USA) (31 July 2015)

Gross:

$58,879,132 (USA) (23 October 2015)
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Trivia

Many of the scenes set at Walley World were filmed at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park. This is the second time that a Six Flags theme park stood in as the location for Walley World. In the first movie National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), many of the Walley World scenes were filmed at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, CA. See more »

Goofs

Following Rusty having his arm slammed in the door of the van by Debbie, the door remains open. When the camera changes to the rear of the van, the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

James Griswold: I've never even heard of the original vacation.
Rusty Griswold: Doesn't matter. The new vacation will stand on its own.
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Crazy Credits

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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Follows National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) See more »

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Walley World Theme
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh, Jonathan Goldstein (as Jonathan Goldstein) and John Francis Daley
Produced and Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Contrived, tasteless, unfunny
28 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel here, as supposed Rusty Griswald attempts to bring his family together by locking them together in a car for a week, and remaking his original trip to Hell, aka Wally World.

A variety of gross-out gags follow, each more tasteless (and therefore more boring) than the one before it, as the family is followed by a seemingly obsessed truckie, goes swimming in an open sewer, and, in a pointless vignette, visit supposed Audrey and her husband on a lavish farmhouse- and while this audience member wondered why Rusty has become even more stupid than Chase was in the first film.

Subplot involving son's romance with a cute girl traveller was potentially amusing, but her character disappears after only a couple of scenes. The youngest son needed to be tasered, he was such an obnoxious twit; completely irredeeming character.

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's characters put in brief cameos in the film's penultimate scene, as does the Wagon Queen Family Trickster, looking as grotesque as ever, in this far too self aware rehash/ reboot.

Seemingly every other scene's climax was given away in the two trailers, which made me feel as though I had already watched the film before.

I give this film a 3/ 10, one point for each time I chuckled during this film's seemingly never ending run-time.


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