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At Theaters: 7/29/2015 On Video: 11/3/2015
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600590
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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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.
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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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ed Helms WE'RE THE MILLERS, THE HANGOVER PART III
Christina Applegate ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Leslie Mann THE OTHER WOMAN, RIO 2, MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN
Chris Hemsworth AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, BLACKHAT
Wri/Dir: John Francis Daley WAITING
Wri/Dir: Jonathan Goldstein Feature Directorial Debut
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About The Production
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Content Heading
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.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full 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 Ebert Full 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 Post Full 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...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 29 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
8
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
Fairly Low
71%
30+Adults (F)
6
About 50/50
67%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.

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