National Lampoon's Vacation details
|Starring:||Dana Barron, Dana, Imogene Coca, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Anthony Michael Hall, John Candy, Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Espionage & Spies, Thriller, Comedy - Family, Musical, Romantic|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats|
National Lampoon's Vacation
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jun 1999|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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National Lampoon'sBy Waterboy (34 reviews) from Hertfordshire , 01 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I enjoyed this crazy comedy, it reminded me so much of Little Miss Sunshine. Dysfunctional family on a roadtrip, dead relatives, mishaps at every turn of the journey. The final scenes are the best, how cool would it be to have a theme park all to yourself for a day. Not as funny as Animal House, but worth a watch.
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ARE WE THERE YET?By candid (218 reviews) from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 09 Sep 2010Amusing White supremacist comedy that reveals not only the Negrophobia of its characters but also of its makers. Blacks are represented as nothing but criminal stereotypes while Whites being shown as absurdly materialistic and inveterate and inbred first-cousin marryers strangely balance this.
A kind of John Hughesian dry-run for the better Planes, Trains & Automobiles this will remind you of every long car journey you of every long and boring car journey you ever took as a child. The only difference is that this is a much more eventful journey than you ever took.
This is a coherent narrative rather than just a collection of disconnected sketches. The characterization is weak but this is compensated for by the well-explored theme of Whites trying to get back to a nature that the assiduously and continually renounce by mostly choosing to live in cities. The sheer trivia and unwillingness to really enjoy the tourist experience has to be seen to be believed. The journey here is far more interesting than the destination.
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National lampoons vacationBy Mike99 (262 reviews) from Sudbury , 14 Feb 2010excellent funny film the old ones are always the best
You gotta love the GriswoldsBy a customer from Hull , 29 Jan 2009A family set off on a vacation across america to wally world, everything should go without a glitch........Not when Clark Griswold is part of that family, chevy chase is class in this film. Comedy that will have you in stitches from start to finish, if you want to see mishaps galore then this is the film for you.
one of the best movies ive ever seenBy RossKF (23 reviews) from Kingston upon Thames , 17 Sep 2008Wow I love this film.
Why did people know how to make films in the 80's..the directors of nowadays must have grown up seeing things like this...so how come nothing rubs off.
Ok enough nostalging.
This is a extremely funny film , for anyone in a family who's been on a road trip , even a short one a few hours across England , you'll be able to relate to it.
Chevy Chase is really really good at this , hes so believable hes funny , everything about him is right for this role , no one could have done it as well.
Even the kid actors are good another rarity nowadays
Brilliant performance from the late John Candy as well , most amusing.
The whole film is good throughout , there is some real lauigh out loud moments and no slow down time where you feel bored , its enjoyable from start to finish .
I dont like long movies , i tend to get fidgety after the 90 minute mark , this runs slightly above it but i was actually disappointed when it ended.
Im tempted to get the next installments , ive heard they are not as good but ill see . at any rrate this is superb rent it for a feel good movie night.
Chevy's Best.By fullmetaldroogie (7 reviews) from Leicester , 02 Jun 2008One of the best Chevy Chase films other than Caddyshack. This film will have you laughing your ass off all throughout. If you have never seen this, make sure you do.