WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) decides to recreate the road trip to Walley World that his parents took him on 30 years ago, this time with his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons. A reboot of the original Vacation franchise that also plays pretty much like a remake of the first film. The writers, in their feature-film directing debut, try to capture that same style of tastelessness and hilarity, but far too many jokes fall flat. Still, the cast is game (except Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo who look uninspired in their ten-minute appearances), and there are a few chuckles along the way.
2015-U.S. 99 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein. Cast: Ed Helms (Rusty Griswold), Christina Applegate (Debbie Griswold), Skyler Gisondo (James Griswold), Steele Stebbins (Kevin Griswold), Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann… Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Regina Hall, Michael Peña.