National Lampoon’s European Vacation

Director: Amy Heckerling

1985, 95 minutes, 35mm

 

Program Notes

John Hughes once again writes and Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless) stepped up to direct this worthy sequel to one of the decade’s funniest franchises. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their Griswoldian roles, and Eric Idle and Moon Unit Zappa offer memorable support in this country-hopping satire of American tourism. “The lowest point on [sic] Chevy Chase’s career.”—Gerry Shamray, Cleveland.com