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An average movie

Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out and since it is considered as one of the best American comedies ever made, I had some rather high expectations. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be a decent watch but not much more than that, I'm afraid. Eventually, what bothered me the most was that even though it was fairly entertaining, it was never really hilarious. On top of that, some of the jokes were just seriously misguided. I mean, I didn't mind so much about the dog who died because they forgot that he was tied to the rear bumper but the scene where they just dumped their dead aunt first on their roof of their car and then on the porch of some relatives was just seriously lugubrious and not funny whatsoever. Concerning Christie Brinkley, sure, she was very lovely to look at but her scenes were just silly and didn't work with the rest of the movie. At least, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo had a nice chemistry and the Griswolds made a believable and relatable family. Anyway, once again, it shows I don't feel much love for John Hugues's work but I have to admit that this movie is still worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
10 months ago on 14 February 2018 21:21