Film - National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
After winning an all-expenses-paid trip on a game show, the Griswald family heads across the Atlantic to take in the wonderful sights of Europe. As they meander through England, France, Germany and Italy in rental cars the size of sardine cans, no landmark is safe from the destructive path of America’s favorite family. Clark (Chevy Chase), Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) and the kids come across thieves, exotic dancers, an angry mob of Germans and a bicyclist who just won’t get out of the way of traffic. Traveling is exhausting, and the real lesson is that no matter where you are, there’s no place like home. This film continues our series highlighting women directors.