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|National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2 - Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure|
Actors: Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn, Dana Barron, Jake Thomas, Sung Hi Lee
Director: Nick Marck
Genres: Comedy, Television
When Cousin Eddie joined Clark Griswold and his family for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, the movie quickly becaume a holiday institution. An institution, of course, is where many think Cousin Eddie should reside. ... more »
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Reviewed on 9/25/2015...
BAD VERY BAD I bought this as a christmas gift for my sister and we watched it over christmas. it was not worth the swap point at all. Skip this one.
Liz W. from ANCHORAGE, AK
Reviewed on 1/15/2010...
cheap b christmas movie was a good laugh though.
A PUTRID HOLIDAY MESS
Tim Janson | Michigan | 12/23/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Take everything that was so great about the First Christmas Vacation film, toss it out the window, get a lousy cast and a worst script and you've got the makings of Christmas Vacation 2. Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn reprise their roles as Cousin Eddie and Catherine Johnson in this horribly un-funny "holiday" film.
Though Eddie's fired right at Christmastime, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation, hoping Eddie won't sue him after being bitten by a lab monkey. When the Tuttle family winds up trapped on a tropical island, however, Eddie manages to provide for everyone and prove himself a real man.
Incredibly the movie has a decent supporting cast including Ed Asner, Fred Williard, Eric Idle, Stephen Furst, and Beverly Garland. Never has so little been done with so much.
Why did they make a sequel to Christmas Vacation??? No Chevy Chase, no Beverly DeAngelo? This played more like a bad sitcom than a legitimate movie. Granted, it was a made for tv film, but come on! This was just pathetic.
There were zero laughs in this movie. Seriously....zero laughs. Maybe a snicker or two but that's it. That is quite an achievement! This is nothing more than a slapped together mess meant to cash in on the name of its predecessor. National Lampoon should be cursed to watch this one over and over again."
The Vacuum of Space Sucks Less!!!
M-Taliesin | Aurora, Co USA | 11/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My reviews are based on how well a film entertains my chums and me. All other factors; special effects, visual appeal, editing, stunts, and all the rest merely support the entertainment value. What really matters, once all is said and done, is whether the viewer was entertained.
This film sucks like an Electrolux. The vacuum of space does not suck so compellingly as this movie! It is brutally bad!
This film does not entertain. Nor does it come even close. It is a terrible film. It is absolutely awful. Humor, when any glimmer manifests at all, is strained and overdone. The smell of overcooked ham fills the air as actors cope with a horrifically boring script, idiotic dialog, overblown gags, witless peformances and a screenplay evidently written by chimpanzees. Perhaps it would have sparkled had it been written by chimps, because it certainly doesn't as it presently stands.
I purchased the film on the strength of the first Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase, which was hilarious. This film was not hilarious, not even funny, not even remotely so. It was lame. More than lame, it was lame to a quantum 10th magnitude.
This is a tragic performance for Randy Quaid, who has talent that is squandered on this tripe without mercy. I also expected much better from Ed Asner, who is simply wretched in this role.
In the past, I have written reviews critical of bad films. This one absolutely surpasses them all for the "worst film of all time" nominations! This movie is as useless as a glass-bottomed boat in a sewage pond. As an example, much of the lame humor revolves around a flatulent dog. Funny, perhaps to very small children or patients on Thorazine, but lacking appeal to anybody with an IQ above double digit!
Take it from somebody who wasted 15 bucks on this piece of video trash... DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS WORTHLESS PILE OF STEAMING COMPOST! Do not fritter your hard-earned money. Do not subject yourself, your loved ones nor your friends to this atrocious film. It simply isn't worth it. It isn't fair to them, nor fair to yourself.
I repent having fallen for it myself, as National Lampoon once was a funny group of folks. Now they seem mostly brain-dead or gone senile! I will happily part with it when I get that new disc shredder for the holidays!!!"
Why oh why...
Chota Man | Grand Junction, CO United States | 09/28/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"You know. I really enjoyed the first Christmas Vacation. When I saw CV2 on the shelf I was excited to see the saga continue. The movie starts out great....until the beginning credits end. While they did bring back an old Audrey they forget the core family...Chevy Chase and Beverly DeAngelo. Guess they knew to stay away from such a bad movie and so should you. Trust me. This movie is not enjoyable whatsoever.
I would have given it no stars but they don't allow it."