Vacation

1983

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family

71
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94% · 51 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.3/10 10 120315 120.3K

Director

Top cast

Anthony Michael Hall as Rusty Griswold
John Candy as Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
Harold Ramis as Car salesman
Brian Doyle-Murray as Kamp Komfort Clerk
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727.61 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
Seeds 43
1.5 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
Seeds 88
4.45 GB
3840*2076
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
Seeds 47

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki 8 / 10

For such an obvious premise, the film gets a hell of a lot of laughs.

I've seen this film approximately 30 to 40 times in my life, and I never get tired of it. Boneheaded, but well meaning father, Clark Griswold, driving his wife and two kids on a cross country family vacation, from Chicago to a California theme park, to spend time with all of them, before the kids are too old for such things.

Needless to say, absolutely nothing goes according to plans: they got lost before even leaving Chicago. Their new car isn't what they had planned. They're saddled with driving an obnoxious aunt to Phoenix. They get lost in the Arizona desert, after visiting obnoxious, trailer trash in-laws, and then robbed by local hicks. All of these absurd, yet wholly possible, circumstances and occurrences pile up, yet Clark Griswold (Chase, in one of his funniest roles as the hapless, clueless father) is determined to have a good holiday with the family, even if it kills them. And a junkyard dog. And Aunt Edna.

Beverly D'Angelo is equally good as the (sexy, but not overly) housewife who has enough disaster and wants to turn around and go home.

Great score by Lindsay Buckingham also.

The film is only let down a bit by the climax, when they actually get to the theme park, the laughs fizzle away. But, perhaps that was the filmmakers' intent? The journey is more memorable than the destination, as is sometimes the case.

Reviewed by damianphelps 7 / 10

Roadtrip!!!

Clark W Griswold is one of the great characters, funny, charming and more than a little crazy he wins you over with his heart felt dedication to being the best family man he can be.

He, along with Homer Simpson, is where I took many of my parenting tips from, especially at christmas.

NLV is a great movie that never gets old and is easy to recommend :)

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 7 / 10

Hilarious Road Movie

In Illinois, Chicago, the suburban Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) decides to travel on vacation with his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) and their son Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and their daughter Audrey (Dana Barron) driving his new station wagon to the Walley World theme park in California. Ellen and the children suggest that they fly to the destination, but the stubborn Clark wants to spend more time with his family and say no to the proposed airplane travel.

The Griswold family has many problems along their journey and they visit Ellen's cousin Catherine (Miriam Flynn), her useless husband Eddie (Randy Quaid) and their children. When they leave the place, they are forced to give a ride to the inconvenient Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) and her hateful dog. Soon Clark learns that his planned journey has become a trip from hell.

"Vacation" is a hilarious road movie that makes anyone laughs. The clumsy Clark Griswold provokes very funny situations with his attitudes, supported by his beautiful wife. Unfortunately this type of naive comedy is forgotten by the studios on the present days. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Férias Frustradas" ("Frustrated Vacation")

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