Talk about having your expectations blown away. On first blush this seemed like an unnecessary reboot of a beloved 80s comedy property. And then Holiday Road fired up to herald the opening credits, and you think “Could they, though?”. And I, for one, think they did. Totally stupid from one end to the other, and wonderful. You couldn’t do MORE to portray a Griswold father than to have the audience leave thinking “He’s a total dickhead, but he’s got a lotta heart”. The only unfortunate side-effects are that as well as Holiday Road, I also now have Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” stuck in my head AT ALL TIMES now. And, often find myself thinking about Chris Hemsworth’s todger. 👍👍

Vacation (2015)