Sunday, November 05, 2006

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)


Chevy Chase
Beverly D'Angelo

And another crazy National Lampoon's movie. Although this movie is a classic, it is surprisingly not one of my favorites. It has some funny lines and an overall goofy plot.

The Griswold's are off to Europe! Clark has planned the ultimate family trip. He, as always, has wild ideas about the activities he and his family should do to become more united. He ends up screwing the whole trip up which is not uncommon for him. He drags his family around Europe, accidentally posting naked pictures of his wife, and almost killing his family in the process. However, since he is a Griswold, he manages to save his wife from the European kidnapper and get his family back to America in one piece.

Chevy Chase always plays the role of Clark, but he, in this Lampoon movie bothers me. I do not know if it is becuase he does so many dumb things such as dressing up in later-hosen, embarassing his kids, or posting naked pictures of his wife. Nonetheless, his character to me is not so funny and the plot is somewhat pointless.

This film is just one of the many insane Lampoon movies. It's good, but not great. Some may disagree, but I do not think it compares to some of Chevy Chase's later Lampoon movies.
However, if you are going to watch National Lampoon's Christmas vacation, you have to watch National Lampoon's European Vacation first.

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

it looks like you are doing teh national lampoon line-up for the 80s