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The Wagon Queen Family Truckster.
You think you hate it now, but wait till you drive it.
I think, next to Fletch, this is the
best Chevy Chase movie ever. Seriously.
If you can get past the fact that it's a little bit dated, it's
actually pretty funny. It's the family vacation from hell, and it
spawned three sequels (all of them inferior, except possibly Christmas
For my money this is the best of the National
Lampoon movies (yes, even better than the Corey Haim-Corey Feldman
team-up Last Resort), the one of the best Chevy Chase movies
and the best in the travelogue genre. Vacation is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s
(that spells "funny") and also features a skinny-dipping
scene with Christie Brinkley. Could you possibly want any more out of
Chase plays bumbling family-man Clark
W. Griswold, who has planned out a cross-country vacation to Walley
World (a Disney World knock- off, to be sure). But once they get on
the open road, the Griswold family finds out everything that can go
wrong will (Murphy Brown's law, right?). Their hubcaps are stolen in
East St. Louis (Good thing they didn't stop off at McCluer High
School), they get lost in the desert, their redneck relatives have
them take nasty old Aunt Edna with them, Aunt Edna dies in the car. Or
was that my family's summer road trip of 1992? Either way, Vacation
is a definitive 80's comedy you should definitely take a look at (or
you could watch it).