20 Nov Vacation Review
Next Stop, Walley World!
The Griswold family is back at it! We’re all familiar with the iconic knee-slapper, National Lampoon’s Vacation where Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D’Angelo) take their children on a road trip to a fictional theme park. However, this time it’s the next generation taking on the infamous road trip in the Warner Brothers comedy, Vacation. Now grown up, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) follows in his father’s (Chevy Chase) footsteps to drive cross-country to America’s “favorite family fun park”, Walley World. After surprising his wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) and two sons, they set out on their very own family road trip that’s undoubtedly filled with plenty of complications and hilarious mishaps.
While nothing can compare to the original Vacation comedy, the film’s star performer was still very impressive. Ed Helms was able to successfully portray the classic Griswold personality that we’re so familiar with. Like his “father”, he’s goofy, impatient, and ditzy, but, of course, always means well. Playing this type of role would be a challenge for anyone following in Chevy Chase’s path, but we can thank Ed Helms for channeling this performance the way that he did.
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This guest blog was written by Breelyn Starrett.