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.
As Stone Crandall is telling the Griswolds about a tornado forecast, he mentions he saved 2000 people in Harris County based on his tornado tracking prediction. As the Crandalls live in Plano, Texas, Stone would have worked for one of the Dallas-market TV stations where Harris County (Houston) is not in the viewing area and his forecast would not have been seen by anyone in that area. He could just be telling a tall tale. See more »
I have always loved Vacation movies, and this one continues the tradition of laugh-out-loud humor. There are several scenes which pay homage to the original Vacation movie which was great to see. Fans of Chevy Chase will be shocked to see how much his appearance has changed, even since his role on Community ended. Ed Helms did an amazing job as a hapless father trying to give his family a great vacation, in the only way a Griswold knows how. Along the way he has to deal with his own family's quirks, his extended family, car trouble, a menacing trucker, and numerous other problems. Christina Applegate was also great as his wife, in the same straight-woman vein as Beverly D'Angelo's portrayal of Ellen in the earlier films. I saw this at a preview before it was released and it was clear from the laughter that the audience thought it was worth their time. If you grew up on the Vacation movies as I did, I think you'll love this entry too, but be prepared for outrageous situations and ridiculous scenarios.
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