Vacation Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Vacation

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    The Griswolds run out of gas.

  • Starring:

    Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Charlie Day, Catherine Missal, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Keegan-Michael Key, Regina Hall

  • Directed by:

    John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are thrown through the air/against objects, slapped, punched, hooded, near-suffocated, wrestled, pelted with objects, pushed over, bullied thrown over a waterfall/against rocks, kicked, scratched, elbowed. Animal hit by vehicle (fatal). Door slammed on arm. Objects knocked over. Play fighting (punching, stabbing). Wrecked vehicle, rollover, car rammed, head-on collision, car broken into. Explosion, smashed glass, stolen belongings. Burning down a building, rescuing a baby from a burning car, Pearl Harbour mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood-stained wall (gunshot wound to head implied). Man covered in animal blood/intestines/gore, man covered in blood/scratches. Detached ear, needle/syringe.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have sex in public. Breast-grabbing, bum-slapping, kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting. Exposed breasts, penis, penis-shaped bulges in underwear, nude couple, people in underwear/swimwear, cleavage, ball of pubic hair, blouse ripped open. Photograph of fornicating animals, buttcrack, nipple pinch. Jokes/references to rape/rapists/sex offenders, paedophilia. References to sexual acts/slang. Sham marriage, infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage drinking. Smoking mentioned. Photograph of youth smoking a joint.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily functions/fluids. Name-calling. Jokes about rapists, paedophilia, age, foreign languages, college, police. Religous exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES:

    Family holidays, road trips, sorority parties, animal cannibalism, rivalry, bullying, brothers, whitewater rafting, dodgy motels, theme parks, long queues, rollercasters, pilots.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Engagement breakup, lost wedding ring. Plane, swastika, rainbow, dog, rat, cows, butterfly, eagles, taxidermy. Vomiting, raw sewage, spitting, man sitting on toilet. Photographic images of donkey, pigs, dog, bull, camel, buffalo, horse, bear, waterfall, urination, vomit, snot. AIDS mentioned. Meat cooking, ribs eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Some good laughs, memorable comic cameos, not entirely unfunny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Sleazy, smutty, routine, featureless, repetitive, tasteless, unsubtle, unnecessary, pointless, dated, dirty, unfunny, mean-spirited, shameless. Charmless characters, dopey/predictable/cringe-inducing gags, some humour goes a bit too far, embraces cheap nastiness.

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