National Lampoon's European Vacation

Watch National Lampoon's European Vacation

"For over two thousand years, Europe has survived many great disasters. Now for the real test. Chevy Chase & his family are coming from America!"
  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.2  (60,879)
  • 47

Following the Griswold family's past misadventures on their way to Wally World, National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) follows its predecessor’s success while watching the Griswold's embark on a trip to Western Europe after the family wins an all-expenses-paid trip in a stereotypically obnoxious game show. Clark and Ellen Griswold (played by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, respectively) join with their children (Dana Hill and Jason Lively) into (unwittingly) destroying the monuments and national patrimonies of the Old Continent: from (accidentally) knocking all the Stonehege stones like dominoes and (unknowingly) insulting the Frenchmen with an awkward use of French, to a Bavarian dance that turns into a fight, the Griswolds embody stereotypical "dumb tourist" antics over France, the United Kingdom, (then-) West Germany, and Italy. In ninety-five minutes, this second installment of the Vacation series lives up to the potential of being funny, engaging, tongue-in-cheek, and politically incorrect, sprinkled with visual gags and humor that only a combination like Chase and D'Angelo can bring to the National Lampoon comedic brand.

National Lampoon's European Vacation
National Lampoon's European Vacation (Clean Trailer)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 1 min 22 sec

National Lampoon's European Vacation
National Lampoon's European Vacation

Trailer - 27 sec

Description
Following the Griswold family's past misadventures on their way to Wally World, National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) follows its predecessor’s success while watching the Griswold's embark on a trip to Western Europe after the family wins an all-expenses-paid trip in a stereotypically obnoxious game show. Clark and Ellen Griswold (played by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, respectively) join with their children (Dana Hill and Jason Lively) into (unwittingly) destroying the monuments and national patrimonies of the Old Continent: from (accidentally) knocking all the Stonehege stones like dominoes and (unknowingly) insulting the Frenchmen with an awkward use of French, to a Bavarian dance that turns into a fight, the Griswolds embody stereotypical "dumb tourist" antics over France, the United Kingdom, (then-) West Germany, and Italy.

In ninety-five minutes, this second installment of the Vacation series lives up to the potential of being funny, engaging, tongue-in-cheek, and politically incorrect, sprinkled with visual gags and humor that only a combination like Chase and D'Angelo can bring to the National Lampoon comedic brand.

National Lampoon's European Vacation is a 1985 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 47.

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  • Release Date
    1985
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 35 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (60,879)
  • Metascore
    47