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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Helms ... Rusty Griswold
Christina Applegate ... Debbie Griswold
Skyler Gisondo ... James Griswold
Steele Stebbins ... Kevin Griswold
Chris Hemsworth ... Stone Crandall
Leslie Mann ... Audrey Crandall
Chevy Chase ... Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen Griswold
Charlie Day ... Chad
Catherine Missal ... Adena
Ron Livingston ... Ethan
Norman Reedus ... Trucker
Keegan-Michael Key ... Jack Peterson
Regina Hall ... Nancy Peterson
Emyri Crutchfield ... Sheila Peterson (as E'myri Crutchfield)
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,681,108, 2 August 2015

Gross USA:

$58,884,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,884,188
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the early driving montage, the camera scans past the Court House (tall white clock tower) and a smaller green building, both located on the Square in Covington, Georgia. This small green building is also used for exterior shots of "The Mystic Grill" from The Vampire Diaries (2009). Furthermore, this building has been turned into a restaurant called "The Mystic Grill" in honor of the show. Additionally, the clock tower can be seen in every episode of the television series In the Heat of the Night (1988). See more »

Goofs

When Kevin is talking on the CB radio, he is clearly shown not actually pressing the button to transmit at all. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Griswold: We're going to Walley World.
Debbie Griswold: What?
Kevin Griswold: This is some bullshit right here!
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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 »

Connections

References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »

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Written by Brody Brown (as Christopher Brown), Homer Steinweiss, Mark Ronson, Mystikal (as Michael Tyler), Nick Movshon (as Nicholas Movshon), Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Thomas Brenneck (as Thomas Brenneck) and Jeff Bhasker
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal
Courtesy of Sony Music U.K./RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Better than I expected it to be
11 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Reboot to the National Lampoon's Vacation series that's also a sequel of sorts. Rusty Griswold is all grown up with kids of his own and decides to take them to Walley World like his dad did with their family all those years ago. The results are just as chaotic, if never quite as funny. Remakes, reboots, etc. are always tough to make work (as they should be) but this one does surprisingly OK. It's not a patch on the first few Vacation films with Chevy Chase (who has an unfunny appearance late in this movie) but it is good in its own way. Ed Helms and Christina Applegate provide few of the laughs, which hurts more than anything since they are the leads. Most of the successful humor comes from the guest stars like Chris Hemsworth and the two kids playing the sons, Steele Stebbins and Skyler Gisondo. Stebbins is especially funny and easily the best part of the movie. To the movie's credit, it doesn't simply do a scene-for-scene remake and tries to make its own mark. But years of road trip comedies, many of which were inspired by the original Vacation, makes this feel more than a little familiar. Still, it's watchable and provides some laughs if you're in the right mood.


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