The Griswolds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language...Written by
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In the DVD commentary, Chevy Chase mentions that as of 2002, he still has several items from this movie, including the complete "Pig In A Poke" pig costume, and the Walley World sweatshirt he wears throughout the movie. See more »
When Clark and Ellen are in the club watching the topless dancers, and Ellen notices Rusty with the hooker, she tells Clark to "Look who she's with". As he turns to Rusty and the camera shows Rusty with the hooker, the hooker's blouse slips off her shoulder, temporarily exposing her breast. It is obvious this was not scripted, and she immediately covers up. See more »
I'm surprised by all the negative comments - this was the first National Lampoon movie I saw, so I came to it fresh. OK, so it's not a great work of art, but I thought it was side-splittingly funny in places, and cleverly parodies all the national stereotypes that people tend to use.
As a great fan of visual humour, my favourite moment in the film has to be the scene where, having had all their clothes stolen, the family go shopping in a boutique in Italy and emerge on to the street dressed in absurdly over-the-top designer creations. It really is one of the funniest sights I have ever seen in a film. I defy anyone with a sense of humour not to laugh.
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