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The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, Debbie, and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World.
Adventure Comedy - While this comedy series has become a favorite for families over the
years, particularly the second and third in the series, this fifth
installment is not only more in line with the R-rated first film,
it's a much harder R at that, with a lot of darker and vulgar raunchy
humor, and constant language and sex talk, often delivered and
involving pre-teen and teen characters. That plus constant gross-out
humor make this one that parents of especially young children should
be strongly cautioned about. Fans of Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann,
and especially returning stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo may
be disappointed by their very small roles.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 24 S-words; 4 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Constant sex talk, including with teens; brief sexually-based nudity VIOLENCE: Comic hits, falls, and a bloody killing of a cow. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol at parties and at leisure. ACTION: Car chases, wrecks, and explosions. COMEDY: Constant silly banter, wisecracks, physical and sight gags, often raunchy, sometimes dark & gross.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Vacation passes the most important test of any comedy: it's funny. Much of the humor is off-color and obsessed with sex and bodily fluids, but that's par for the course in the R-rated genre. As with all episodic comedies, this one is hit-and-miss but there are enough "hits" to keep most viewers entertained.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it's ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through. This relentless farce of humiliation asks us to guffaw at a gruesome highway death, another presumed death by blunt-force trauma and/or drowning and/or (spoiler alert for those who sit through end credits?) bear attack.
NY PostFull Review Very Poor ...writer-directors, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (they wrote "Horrible Bosses”) manage to pull off only a frighteningly tiny percentage of their gags, partly because of poor timing and inept staging...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 29 moviegoers:
There wasn't much of a turnout for this movie so we weren't able to collect very many reviews.
TEENS: As expected, teen males loved "Vacation." The two females also enjoyed it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it, one enjoyed it very much but two felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The lone female in this group enjoyed "Vacation" very much.
ADULTS: Just like the critic reviews, the adult reviews vary widely. About half either loved it or enjoyed it very much. The remaining half give very mixed reviews on the low end of the scale. Looking at the very mixed critic and moviegoer reviews it appears to me that your probability of enjoying this movie is more a factor of how well you generally enjoy this type of silly comedy rather than the quality of this specific movie.