Rusty Griswold takes his wife and two kids on a cross-country road trip to Walley World, an amusement park. Rusty wishes to relive the adventure that he had with his father, mother, and siblings before the park closes forever. ‘Vacation’ hits theaters on Wednesday, July 29. The film was rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America.
‘Vacation’ stars Ed Helms as Russell "Rusty" Griswold, Christina Applegate as Debbie Griswold, Leslie Mann as Audrey Griswold-Crandall, Chris Hemsworth as Stone Crandall, Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold, Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, Skyler Gisondo as James Griswold, Steele Stebbins as Kevin Griswold, Charlie Day as Chad, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall, Catherine Missal as Adena, Elizabeth Gillies as Heather, Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Peña.
The film was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The producers of the film are David Dobkin and Chris Bender. ‘Vacation’ was written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The film features music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Cinematography is by Barry Peterson. It was edited by Jamie Gross. Its production companies are New Line Cinema, Benderspink, and Big Kid Pictures. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Strengthening of brotherly and marital bonds is the real agenda, of course, but happily the movie never stays on these laugh-killing themes long,” wrote Neil Genzlinger from New York Times.
“Strengthening of brotherly and marital bonds is the real agenda, of course, but happily the movie never stays on these laugh-killing themes long,” wrote James Berardinelli from ReelViews.
“The new "Vacation" scores a laugh here and there, but it also proves the adage that you can't go home again,” wrote Rafer Guzman from Newsday. Guzman rated the film 1.5/4 stars.
“The new but not necessarily improved edition is here to make you feel either very old or very relieved you weren't around when the first one, or any of its sequels, hit,” wrote Stephanie Zacharek from Village Voice.
“Vacation loses any of the ooey-gooey, family-friendly heart that made you really want Clark to get to Walley World to begin with,” wrote Molly Eichel from Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The geniuses behind the new film just don’t understand the difference between genuine subversiveness and pointless vulgarity,” wrote Lou Lumenick from New York Post.
“Think of the new movie as the retailoring of an old formula for a new generation, taking the best of the old and combining it with the best of the new,” wrote Mick LaSalle from San Francisco Chronicle.