After overhearing his family moan about going on the same holiday every year, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) decides to take them on a road trip to ‘Walley World’ – a theme park where his own parents took Rusty and his sister every year when they were children. Rusty’s hopes is that this trip will reconnect the family but of course right from the start things go wrong and so what follows is a nightmare of a road trip.
With an all-star cast including Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann and Chris Hemsworth and a trailer that had you laughing the whole way through, Vacation looked to be a very funny film. Unfortunately, it soon turned out that all the funny bits were in the trailer and not much else in the film gave you cause to laugh. That’s not to say that the film was bad, it just wasn’t as good as we were led to believe from the trailer.
The style of the film was a little like the Hangover (another film Ed Helms stars in) in that the humour was based around silly antics rather than dialogue – things like throwing up after downing a pint of beer, and getting covered in blood when Rusty accidentally quad-bikes over a cow… I think you can probably get the idea about the rest of the film. So if you’re into that kind of humour then Vacation is definitely one for you as it’s filled with scenes like that.
The cast were all very good, the adults in particular were great in their parts, the youngest son was very annoying though, but then I guess he was supposed to be annoying so he played that well!
I haven’t really much else to say about this film. It was okay but I probably won’t be watching it again any time soon.