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on 6 August 2017
Just OK. We had some laughs but it doesn't quite pack the comedy punch that the original vacation, Christmas Vacation or Vegas Vacation do.
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on 8 July 2017
Hilarious
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on 24 August 2017
A little dated but well worth watching.
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on 26 June 2017
Real funny
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on 13 May 2017
Class
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on 26 November 2000
If you were lucky enough to see the first, and found it side splittingly funny, then you'll find this one even better. The worlds stupidest family are back, and watch out Europe there coming your way. follow the family as they take europe by storm in the only way they know how,DESROYING EVERYTHING. If there was ever a sequel funnyier than its original, its this. Sit back, enjoy and get ready to laugh your socks off, Clarke is back!
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on 19 June 2017
The film is too good to be true. The story comes from life, higher than life. On rainy days, I shut myself up and watch it by myself. The actor's performance was animated and devoted. The ending is not perfect, but I like it very much. The film's camera switch is too montage.
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on 25 May 2000
Where do I start? This is the second outing for the dimwitted Grizwold family, and what a trip. Audrey and Rusty are a fine example of the model American kid.Chase, the man is a comedy demi god, plays the role so well you would think he was a clueless as his character. This is one of his greatest roles ever, just edging out Fletch Lives and Caddy Shack in the ratings. A close second to C Thomas Howell. If you like this film you will love Side out. Watch it now! Take a step down the holiday Road, get down to the Wezza soon.
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VINE VOICEon 14 February 2011
The Griswold's (mis-spelled here as Griswald) European Tour is far inferior to their cross-country trek to Walley World. First time around Clark had a goal, a destination, and pay-off for the audience when he finally got there. Second time around he's just wandering aimlessly from country to country, and it doesn't make for great entertainment I'm afraid.

The Griswold's win the grand prize in a humiliating TV show called 'Pig in a Poke' and are sent to England, France, Germany, and Italy on an all expenses paid trip. The bulk of the humor is a scatter-shot approach to comedy that abuses tired clichés and cultural stereotypes for quick, easy, cheap laughs.

Director Amy Heckerling may have used the first Vacation as a reference, but she doesn't have the control over the film that Harold Ramis did, and frequently allows the actors to ad-lib with the assumption that whatever they do might be funny. Even comedy actors need direction, and Heckerling's poor effort ruins many scenes that had potential. Even her camera placing and angles seem awkward and unbalanced. The grainy, low-key photography is also completely inappropriate for a film featuring such a wide range of scenery. Her use of stock footage is bad too (a shot of the Statue of Liberty shows no Twin Towers of the WTC, which were built in 1972!), and heightens the slapdash nature of the production. A few scenes seem to be edited out of order too, which leads me to believe that the script flowed a little differently before being rewritten (Clark leaves the London hotel, moves literally five feet down the street, then asks for directions back to the hotel).

John Hughes' influence on the script was obviously minimum. Vacation and Christmas Vacation were ficionalised accounts of his own family's experiences. But European Vacation feels like a quick cash-in on the original's success, and co-writer Robert Klane doesn't know how to inject the pathos and satire that was so easy for Hughes.

The European trip is definitely lagging far behind Walley World, Christmas and Las Vegas. A better director and a tighter script would have saved it. But Chase is as watchable as ever, and the only reason to sit through this poorly-made drivel.

The Blu Ray features a mediocre 1080p 1.78:1 picture (the photography was never anything to write home about anyway) with DTS HD-MA mono sound. Extras are limited to a Chevy Chase commentary in which he speaks like he'd rather be elsewhere.
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on 6 March 2010
in this installment of the Vacation franchise the Griswald clan head to Europe,and fun times ensue,especially for the viewer.i thought so any way.i found this second film in the series to be just as funny as the first,which is a pleasant surprise since more often than not a sequel generally goes down in quality from the original.there's one pretty funny running gag,and the jokes are all funny,although sometimes you can see them coming a mile away.but it doesn't matter because they're so funny.this one came out in 1985,and like the first movie,this one stands the test of time.lets hope it stands up to repeated viewings.for me,European Vacation is a 4/5
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