After winning a game show, the Griswolds embark
on a vacation to Europe, where hilarity ensues.
European Vacation (1985)
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Written by John Hughes and Robert Klane
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo,
Dana Hill, Jason Lively, Eric Idle, Victor Lanoux
Sequel to 1983's Vacation
European Vacation is a good romp through Europe with the Griswold family. Though it's not the funniest of the Vacation series, it is one of the best. Seeing the Griswolds wander through Europe without a clue is quite entertaining.
I think that European Vacation is the film in the franchise with the most throwaway one-liners, which is definitely a plus. Chevy Chase continues to shine as Clark Griswold and the franchise remains at an all-time high. I could have used a bit more of a supporting cast, but other than that the film is solid.