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John Hughes

Rebooted 'Vacation' could use a little work

Rebooted 'Vacation' could use a little work

"So you wanna redo your vacation from 30 years ago?" Debbie Griswold asks her husband, Rusty, with a look of bewilderment, early on in the new comedy "Vacation."

Debbie, honey. Time for a lesson in Hollywood economics.

A reboot of the "National Lampoon's Vacation" film series launched in 1983, this new "Vacation," written and directed by "Horrible Bosses" screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, is the kind of movie that exists because greenlighting it is easier than thinking.

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