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Lampon National Vacation in Vegas (Movie Review)

One of the funniest films of 1997, “Vegas Vacation,” meets the high standard of comic relief expected from this ongoing National Lampoon series. Although at the low end of the comedy compared to Vacation, European Vacation and Christmas Vacation, the film is still a non-stop comedy that makes your stomach laugh. After all, how can we expect anything to handle the genius of a perfect comedy like Christmas Holiday? Complete with a brand new set of children, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo once again form a screen comedy duo, which is just magical …

When Clark Grisuld (Chevy Chase) received a big bonus as a company award for inventing a new food preservative, he and his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) decided that the money would be best spent on a good old-fashioned family vacation. But when children Rusty (Ethan Embry) and Audrey (Marisol Nichols) compete for the destination, the only place that gets unanimous feedback from the family is a vacation in Las Vegas.

Flying to Vegas, the family experiences a series of traps that threaten to tear them apart forever. Clark becomes a gambling addict (even gambling with rock paper scissors and a man who makes a routine “Think of a number between one and ten” in a low-rent casino), Ellen becomes the target of seduction of Wayne Newton, the minor Rusty becomes a gambling superstar under the false identity of Nicholas Papaggiorgio, and Audrey tries her hand at exotic dances after a meeting with her cousin Vicki … Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) does another show-theft of a show, like the red-haired, dumb – relative on a handle and he overshadows Clark around the casinos, generous o swallowing his drink of choice, a thirty-ounce can of Busch Light.

The funniest scenes in the film include Eddie (as always) and his trash family on trailers, now living in a trailer on a plot of land that Eddie bought cheaply because it’s a nuclear waste grave. And Rusty’s various exploits under the nickname of Nick Papagiorgio are extremely fun. Meeting with a group of quasi-mafias, professional gamblers, Rusty enjoys massages, computers and various sensations associated with the biggest names in the business. Holidays in Vegas are ridiculous. If you liked the earlier movies, don’t miss this …

Continuing the stellar reputation of the film from the Vacation series, Vagas Vacation is pure fun entertainment from start to finish. Chevy Chase depends on its usual inventions, and Wayne Newton becomes a classic show in his role as Griswold home-wrecker. Family, Vegas Vacation is a comedy created for both parents and children. And his role as another stop-show in Griswold’s long-running comedy line makes Vegas Vacation a must-see …