In this one, the Griswalds accidently win a family
quiz show, Pig in a Poke, and are sent on a whirlwind 4 countries in
14 days European Tour. Audry doesn't want to leave her boyfriend,
Rusty wants to get laid, Ellen is hoping for some romantic time with
Clark, and Clark wants to see every single landmark and museum in
England, German, France and Italy.
As they are packing, Clark films Ellen doing a
strip, and D'Angelo shows the side of a breast. When the video camera
is stolen with the footage Clark promised to erase, it turns up on a
billboard for an Italian porno. Rusty is about to get lucky in Germany
with Claudia Neidig, who has bared her breasts, when Clark picks a
fight with some Bavarian dancers, who want to lynch him. There are
also some topless aerobic dancers at the club Clark takes Ellen to to
see French culture.
- with their dollars: a solid mini-hit, at
$50 million gross.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, the
genre is Chevy Chase comedy. If you hate them, this one won't
change your mind, but if you enjoy him, then this is a good one.