National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Jeremiah S Chechik (1989)

92min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
One suspects that actress Juliette Lewis leaves this one off her CV, as might director Jeremiah Chechik, who went on to make the infinitely more enjoyable Benny and Joon. As in its funnier predecessors, National Lampoon's Vacation and European Vacation, the plot here revolves around the Griswold family, led by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. This time, having already destroyed an American theme park and most of Europe in the previous movies, the family stays at home, and, of course, is beset by a series of disasters during the Christmas holiday. It's silly in the extreme, and the only relief comes from Randy Quaid's performance as an obnoxious relative.

Summary

An American householder is dismayed when his plans for a traditional festive family holiday are thrown into complete disarray by a succession of annoying neighbours and long-lost relatives, who turn up on his doorstep offering their own brand of Christmas cheer. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Diane Ladd, Juliette Lewis, Miriam Flynn, Johnny Galecki and William Hickey.

Cast & Crew

Clark W Griswold Jr Chevy Chase
Ellen Griswold Beverly D'Angelo
Eddie Randy Quaid
Catherine Miriam Flynn
Rusty Griswold Johnny Galecki
Audrey Griswold Juliette Lewis
Clark W Griswold Snr John Randolph
Nora Griswold Diane Ladd
Uncle Lewis William Hickey
Director Jeremiah S Chechik
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy