VACATION TV Spot Introduces Keegan-Michael Key and Elizabeth Gillies’ Characters

     July 21, 2015


The Griswold Family may star front and center in the Vacation movies, but it’s usually their interactions with the characters around them that bring the biggest laughs. Enter Keegan-Michael Key and Elizabeth Gillies. Their characters, who look like they’ll provide a few awkward moments for the Griswolds, are highlighted in a new TV spot from the R-rated comedy that stars Ed Helms as the grown-up Rusty Griswold. [Updated with new behind-the-scenes featurette.}

Also starring Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Kroll, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, and Regina Hall, with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’AngeloVacation opens July 29th. Be sure to check out Matt’s Things to Know from his set visit, along with the New Line Cinema film’s green-band and red-band trailers. I’ll also be revisiting all the Vacation films later this week, so definitely come on back and see how well they (and I) hold up.

Watch the Vacation TV spot below:



Here’s the official synopsis for Vacation:

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again.  New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films), takes the family on the road for another ill-fated adventure.  The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.


Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman”) as Rusty’s sister, Audrey; Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, James and Kevin.  Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the classic “Vacation” comedies.


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