Movie Review – Vacation

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Release Date: July 29, 2015
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Writers: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley, John Hughes
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo,Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann
Rating: Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity.

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When was the last time you went on a family vacation?
Everyone should, right? Whoooohooo family road trip to Walley World. NOT!!
I think this films was really won by the children in this one, Kevin Griswold (Steele Stebbins) who was just awesome. He said whatever was on his mind. He was the voice of many kids who felt that “everything was bullshit.” Then there is Jim Griswold (Skylar Gisondo) with his adorable freckle face and awkward teenager stage. If that doesn’t remind you of your family vacations when you were younger, then I don’t know what will.
There are a lot of sexual innuendos in this movie, hence the rated R tag. This is not a bring your teenager to the movie. Especially with all the Chris Hemsworth cameos. Okay. He took part in the story, with his super hot Texan self (at least he plays a Texan in this one). You’ll know what I am talking about when you see it.
I had high expectations for this one, because I grew up off the original National Lampoon’s Family vacation (oh I brought that out) series. I was a bit disappointed.
My other half thought is was pretty funny and didn’t find anything deep in it. He gave it 3 of 5 stars. He didn’t really watch the other movies (with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo). I guess if you had to choose between this one and Mission Impossible at the movie theater this weekend, he went with Mission Impossible. Yikes.
His favorite part of the movie is they way Kevin (Stebbins) bullied his brother, Jim (Gisondo). Think of the words, “Go to Sleep!”

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