Following in the footsteps of his father, Clark Griswold, the man with a vision in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), his son, too, the hard-working family man, Rusty Griswold, wants to have some quality time with his wife, Debbie, and their two sons, Kevin and James. With the idea of revisiting the place of his vivid childhood memories, the exciting Walley World, keep coming to mind, Rusty decides to surprise his family with his proposal for an unforgettable trip across the country in their rented Albanian SUV. However, as the Griswolds hit the road for some serious family-bonding, this is easier said than done, and, disaster after disaster, Rusty's romantic intentions seem to go down the drain. Can some minor mishaps thwart Rusty's plans for creating the perfect family vacation?Written by
Continuing the tradition of the first four theatrical films, the actor portraying Rusty is younger than the actress playing Audrey, despite Rusty being the older sibling. Ed Helms is two years younger than Leslie Mann. See more »
When Rusty first notices the blonde girl, her Jeep does not have a top of any kind available if needed during a long journey. The Jeep Wrangler used (1997-2006) can either have a soft top or a hard top. The hard top cannot be taken off and stowed for travel within the vehicle. The soft top is obviously missing along with the large amount of hardware needed to use it, and it is also too large to be stowed. See more »
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Enjoy it for what it is!
If you have discerning tastes, don't see this movie. If you need escapism from the daily grind and are not in the mood to over-think anything, this is a good movie for you. It's true; it is crude, much cruder than the original. Most comedies today are just that.
The people responsible for this movie were not thinking lets win an Oscar, they were thinking lets make people laugh. According to the theater I was in, it worked. We were all laughing. I wish it had been longer with more situations, but I enjoyed what I saw.
I recommend not taking your teen to see it. Let them wait till they're 17, not because they are too young, but as a mom it was really awkward.
I will say this about Chevy Chase, he will always be Clark, but keep in mind people age and put on weight. I say so what! The man is funny as hell! This movie will not hold up to the original, don't see it without seeing the original; you won't get the jokes.
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