Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1989. Warner Bros., Hughes Entertainment. Screenplay by John Hughes. Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman. Produced by John Hughes, Tom Jacobson. Music by Angelo Badalamenti. Production Design by Stephen Marsh. Costume Design by Michael Kaplan. Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Michael A. Stevenson.
The Griswolds are back, and after having ravaged all of Europe they’ve decided to cause trouble at home. Deciding to host a family reunion for the Yuletide season, they have gone all out in making sure the holidays are well enjoyed by all. Chevy Chase is once again the erstwhile dad who performs such fabulous good citizen efforts as wiping out his entire neighbourhood’s electric supply with his overly zealous Christmas lights. Once family and friends start arriving, disaster strikes at every turn, though Chase is simply looking forward to his Christmas bonus from work and thinking that it will make up for everything. A favourite Christmas film for audiences, this one is full of laughs aplenty.