|Directed by:||Harold Ramis|
|Written by:||John Hughes|
|Cast:||Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid|
Talk about hilarity thanks to the epic comedy combo of Harold Ramis, John Hughes, and the great Chevy Chase. This movie is pretty much "the family road trip from hell" movie, but the cast and the jokes are so damn funny that it overrides the cliche plot and it is just a damn fun time. Seriously, this movie is all about Chevy Chase and his epic quest to get his family to Wallie World despite sexy blondes, annoying relatives, biting dogs, and stupid tourist detours getting in the way. Chase rules as Clark Griswold as well as his wife played by the sexy Beverly D'Angelo. Props also go for Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron for not being typical annoying kids and actually being real kids and were actually funny. The rest of the cast is filled with great comedic actors like John Candy, Eugene Levy, James Keach, and even Randy Quaid. The gags cover a great deal of vacation-related problems and situations that everyone can relate too and be extremely funny and even a little messed up at times. I love how this movie looks like a typical family film and yet we have incest jokes, killing dogs, dumping bodies, and holding people captive for their own amusement. Also, Christie Brinkley was a hottie back then and D'Angelo's rack is awesome in a big TV.
Plot (8/10): A typical family vacation movie, but spiced up with a lot of crude humor.
Acting (9/10): Chase rules in this movie as well as the other actors portraying the Griswold family clan. Aunt Edna is a hoot.
Comedy (9/10): Hilarious all the way through. Chase's angry rant about getting to their destination is one of the funniest rants ever.
Direction (9/10): Great shots from around the country.
Eye Candy (10/10): Beverly D'Angelo and Christie Brinkley
Overall, definitely a funny road trip movie as well as one of Ramis and Hughes better films.