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Did you ever think that having the song "Holiday Road" stuck in your head for days would be the best part of a movie? Well just wait until you see Vacation.
Now let's make a few concessions first. Vacation is a remake, which already starts the movie off on a bad note. And it is a remake of a very, very irritating (for some-to-most people) movie, National Lampoon's Vacation. It is actually painful to write those words about a John Hughes-penned film, yet not as painful as actually watching National Lampoon's Vacation. (Or Planes, Trains & Automobiles, for that matter).
There is probably a large contingent of people who have lots of nostalgic feelings about the original Vacation, and are thus slightly blind to the infuriating nature of the plotline. (And rightly so, because it's kind of—key words being kind of—a classic now). But just for fun, let's remind ourselves that it was a movie that made humor out of the following things: A family accidentally tying a dog to the bumper of a car before a drive on the highway, robbing a hotel clerk because he won't cash a check, leaving the corpse of a family member on the back porch of a house and a father going skinny-dipping with a beautiful Ferrari-driving woman he met on the highway. Catastrophes! Aren't they fun?