Vacation parents guide


Adult children often repeat the mistakes of their parents.

If you remember Chevy Chase's Vacation movies, then you will have some idea of what to expect in this reboot of the franchise. This time it is Rusty Griswald (Ed Helms) -- the son of the original character -- who is taking his family on a holiday.

Why is Vacation rated R? The MPAA rated Vacation R for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity.

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Vacation rated R? Vacation is rated R by the MPAA for crude and sexual content and language throughout, and brief graphic nudity.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Depictions of fighting, beating and suffocation.
- Some grotesque images.
- Bullying.
- Incidents of suicide.

Sexual Content:
- Frequent sexual references and innuendo.
- Brief breast and male genital nudity in sexual and non-sexual contexts.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
- Crude content and offensive scenes.
- Frequent portrayals of crude bodily functions, with some detail.

- Approximately 110 instances of coarse and/or sexual language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Excessive alcohol and substance use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Crude Content.
Manitoba 14A Crude Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Crude Content.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Vacation is directed by Jonathan M. Goldstein , Tracy J. Brown, John Francis Daley and stars Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Michael Peña, Christina Applegate.

More About the Movie:
This film is a spin-off of the National Lampoon's Vacation series, starring Chevy Chase.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Vacation movie is November 3, 2015. Here are some details…

Vacation releases to home video on November 3, 2015.

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