R | 1h 39min | Adventure, Comedy
Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Writers: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
Vacation Movie Review
This movie was hilarious! I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard at the movies. The writer/director team clearly hold the original movies in high regards. This isn't just some stupid pointless Hollywood remake of a beloved classic. You can tell just by watching that they are big fans of the original. Many references throughout. If you haven't seen the original Vacation movies you will surely miss many of the jokes and references. Be warned, this movie is a hard R rating. Definitely not for kids. Many cameos throughout the movie. Charlie Day from It's always sunny in Philadelphia was probably the funniest of them all. His rafting sequence had me rolling on the floor laughing. You will definitely enjoy this is you are a fan of the original Vacation movies. The weakest link was probably Audrey and husband. They definitely did not give Leslie Mann much to work with as she can be very funny when given the right material and Thor was just oddly miscast. An Australian trying to do a very bad Texas accent was just not very funny. They probably could have thrown a dart out of the studio window and hit someone much funnier than Thor.