Very well written,acted,directed and produced.I can not fault it in anyway,It has a brilliant black comedic theme to it.I will miss the characters and their antics, plus, I believe it will be an awful long time before something as brilliant as this comes along again . 10/10 from me and him indoors :) I highly recommend that you now go and hire the box set if you have not yet seen it and catch up with the rest of the world.
It always makes me laugh and highly recommend to everyone to watch it ... Clark Griswold and his calamitous family try to make it through a Christmas all together , even cousin Eddy's arrival doesn't dampen Clark's spirit. The cast are brilliant,the scenes hilarious,and we can all relate to certain scenes throughout the film. Everything Clark touches turns to rubbish but he still perseveres and does not give up. Laugh out loud funny and one you will watch every year . No other Christmas film lives up to this standard (Bill Murrey's Scrooged comes a close second.)
2/10 max! Go and rent a different DVD
I actually completely forgot the fact I was watching the ex-boy wizard! Very assured performance from Mr Ratcliffe leaving us in no doubt that he has left H Potter esquire behind him.
George Clooney carries the film exceptionally well with a touching portrayal of a man thrown out of his depth and desperately trying to come to terms the events unfolding around him. Suddenly he finds he has to take charge of a family that has grown completely dysfunctional as he is forced into the unfamiliar territory of being lead parent.
It's a beautiful, mesmerising performance underlined by a deft comedic touch. Given the subject matter this could have been a very dour film but Clooney and and exceptional cast make this an uplifting experience against the breathtaking backdrop of the Hawaiian islands