When the Griswolds accidentally win a trip to Europe on a TV show, they happily decide to go.
But the family's name would not be Griswold if everything went without complication. In London, they see Big Ben and Parliament extensively, but only after Clark learns to drive on the left side by not doing so.
In Paris, Rusty's hormones disastrously spring to life. In Germany, the Griswolds visit the wrong relatives and in Italy, the family gets in touch with crime and a videotape that was in the camera that was stolen back in Paris.
In addition, Audrey, who is in love, keeps ringing up the phone bill, Rusty keeps hitting on girls, and Ellen keeps keeping them all together when times are bad.....
It's easily the weakest of the four movies, yet EV has a certain charm to it, whether it be cameos from famous people in a particular country, or Clark spouting out inane one liners, you cannot help but smile at it.
But that's the problem, you only ever smile, never laugh or chuckle, which is a shame, because the book ending films were hilarious.
It gets very boring at times too, and the jokes get recycled time and time again, especially the running joke of the family not understanding the language, and the locals being derogatory toward them. Funny the first time, tiresome come the fifth.
Throw in some kind of heist, and you have your film, albeit a very average one