After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
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.
This movie is new generation of the beloved Vacation movies. Of course a 2015 comedy has to be cruder. It's funny more often than not. The Grand Canyon rafting scene is really laugh out loud.
Rusty is now a regional airline pilot. Ed Helms is competent if a bit old. Christina Applegate plays his wife. She is as always very likable and carries off the less funny parts with enough charm to make them bearable. The kids are okay too with the bullying thing. Chris Hemsworth is quite funny and well cast as Rusty's brother in law they drop in to visit on the way to Wally World. Ron Livingston is well cast as an obnoxious pilot. Beverly d'Angelo and a much heavier Chevy Chase make an appearance.
Overall liked the updating, it has enough homage to the older movies and shows the formula still works.
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