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
I really found this funny and entertaining. I was 15 years old when the first Vacation movie(1983) came out and liked it so much that I probably watched it too many times. When you get to know a movie so well over such a long period of time, it would be easy to be cynical about any attempt at a remake. At their core, all the Vacation movies are about how you can never really go back in time and attempts at doing so often lead to disappointment. This movie however, humorously pairs the melancholy of nostalgia with the joy and discovery that comes from the attempt to recapture and share those memories with others. It accepts it's lineage and does an excellent job bringing a very enjoyable string of of movies from then to now.
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