Summer is really flying by! We are less than a month away from September and I haven’t even had a barbecue yet. What I am good at concerning summer is watching T.V., especially since my school break days. My summers are lived vicariously through vacation movies and here are three of my favorites.
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Clark Griswald takes his family on a road trip across the Midwest to the awesome Wally World (not Walmart). Everything bad that can happen does, including ingesting pee and a death of a family member, but this movie even makes that tragic event funny. Watch this movie if you have not.
Good luck on the road! You’ll need it!
One Crazy Summer
A high school graduate joins his buddy to spend the summer on Nantucket Island and gets into zany situations, surprisingly without the use of drugs and alcohol. He must also save the house of his female friend’s grandfather by winning a boat race. Just participating in a boat race would be a crazy summer for me. Who does these things?
This is a crazy summer, is it not?
The Great Outdoors
John Candy brings his family to a cabin in a small wilderness town for vacation and his Yuppie brother-in-law, played by Dan Aykroyd, decides to crash their fun with his own family. There are funny situations that occur, but the gem of this movie is watching the comedic interactions between Candy and Aykroyd. This movie is a favorite and I watch at least once a year. It also tempts me to enter eating contest, but I feel weird when people watch me put things in my mouth.
Two geniuses, one movie.
There are, of course, many other vacation movies that deserve mention but I decided to only list three for now. I will probably write another similar blog but I have to go. I’m starting to go into T.V. withdrawal.
- 7 Great Road Trip Movies to Kick Off Your Summer (carinsurancequotes.net)
- Nantucket Island Offers Paradise at a Price (voanews.com)
- Our Top 5 Summer Comedies (leisurelygeeks.com)