General Information

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Released Year: 1985
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Directors: Amy Heckerling
Writers: John Hughes, John Hughes
Casts: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively, John Astin, Sheila Kennedy, Paul Bartel, Cynthia Szigeti, Malcolm Danare, Kevi Kendall, Tricia Lange, William Zabka, Wendy Goldman, Angus MacKay, Julie Wooldridge
IMDB: National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 5.9
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.7

Reviews

63
Chicago Tribune -
Too many scenes in European Vacation peter out about a gag or two short for the film to be as funny as it ought to be. But the basic amiability of the humor is as pleasant as it is surprising.
60
The New York Times - Janet Maslin
While it's very much a retread, it succeeds in following up the first film's humor with more in a similar vein.
60
Time Out London -
The London scenes are enjoyable – the ‘look kids... Big Ben... Parliament’ roundabout routine should be a staple of every family trip to the capital – but overall, it’s not quite funny or memorable enough.
60
TV Guide Magazine -
Director Amy Heckerling is gentler than Harold Ramis was, and the result is a slightly more cohesive picture that is far less mean-spirited. Lighthearted fun, pretty scenery, lots of chuckles, a few guffaws, and a lilting score by Charles Fox all contribute to making this movie a pleasant surprise.

National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)


The Griswalds win a vacation to Europe on a game show, and thus pack their bags for the continent. They do their best to catch the flavor of Europe, but they just don't know how to be be good tourists. Besides, they have trouble taking holidays in countries where they CAN speak the language...