Movie Review: Vacation (2015)

Vacation is a 2015 American comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, and Chris Hemsworth, along with Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins. It is the fifth theatrical installment of the National Lampoon's Vacation film series, being loosely inspired by the original 1983 film. It was released by Warner Bros. on July 29, 2015. The film received generally negative reviews from critics. It has earned more than $56 million in the worldwide box office from a budget of $31 million.

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The story goes like this:  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.

Vacation is of comedy and adventure genre, which runs for approximately 99 minutes. It's rated R-18 in most countries for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity. I wasn't expecting much when I decided to see this movie. I had high hopes though for Christina Applegate and Leslie Mann as comediennes. Yes, the movie had a lot of funny scenes but the acting of most of the cast was awkward. The storyline lacked depth and many of the scenes lacked sense. Nevertheless, it was entertaining. Chris Hemsworth showed a lot in the film. Be sure to wait for the credits section. Overall, the movie was funny but easily forgettable.

RATING: 3 out of 5 STARS


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xoxo Nash


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