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Vacation! (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 13 May 2011 (USA)
Four girlfriends reunite for a week of partying on the beach, and it's all sand, sun and margaritas until one of them turns up dead.

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Zach Clark

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Zach Clark
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Trieste Kelly Dunn ... Donna
Lydia Hyslop Lydia Hyslop ... Lorelei
Maggie Ross ... Sugar
Melodie Sisk ... Dee-dee
Michael Abbott Jr. ... The Surfer
Tara Everhart Tara Everhart ... Starla
Martha Stephens ... Goth Girl
Tony Greenberg Tony Greenberg ... Infomercial Man
Ellie Nicoll Ellie Nicoll ... Infomercial Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannah Bennett Hannah Bennett ... Waitress
Josh Haslup ... Seaford Clerk
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Four girlfriends reunite for a week of partying on the beach, and it's all sand, sun and margaritas until one of them turns up dead.

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Comedy | Crime

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USA

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English

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13 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Отпуск! See more »

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2.35 : 1
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fun and impressive piece of low budget film making
27 July 2011 | by blahblahblahtobySee all my reviews

So there's four girls on holiday. All of them attractive in one way or another, spending most of their time in bikinis and getting drunk. They pass the time casually, not much happens. End of first half. They take some kind of drug (I assume to be acid,) they share the surreal nightmare trip. Something bad happens, one of them will not be going home, ever, they react to it in varying ways.

I couldn't help but enjoy the movie, they looked like they enjoyed themselves making it and that sense of fun comes across when watching. The dialogue is so real as we are treated to awkward conversations between people who have not much in common except shared college experiences and wonderfully natural lines such as "oh my god, I bought wigs," "fantastic, tell me more," "they're blonde" which made me giggle at the audacity of the film maker. The uncomfortable silences between the girls are even more realistic and true, it is these gaps in dialogue that accentuate what the movie is; a fun yet uncomfortable film about people and the way they relate to each other.

The cinematography from Daryl Pitman is superb, not just for a low budget film but for a film full stop, he uses vivid colours, a locked camera and a clean crisp use of light to highlight the overall feel of fresh playfulness and a tension that's slow to build to barely a simmer.

The music and sound design has gotten a lot of play, and rightly so, it is sufficiently hip when required and noticeably helps add to the sense of impending dread after one of the girls remarks that "things are only going to get worse." Whilst the idea of four lesbian/bi-sexual girls drinking and having fun would ordinarily play in to male fantasies without even trying, I left Vacation! massively impressed with Zach Clark's direction and his restraint. The film studies concept of the camera gaze as male is largely thrown out of the window here as at no point did I get the sense that any of the proceedings were being eroticised, or the characters shown in an overtly sexual manner. Even the brief nudity and sexual behaviour is filmed so matter of factly that claims of misogyny would be flimsy at best.

Overall this is no Gregg Arraki, there's less plot, but it is a fun and impressive piece of low budget independent non-genre film making worth watching. blahblahblahgay.blogspot


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