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Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate has been delayed

Apr. 23, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Things were seemed to be going swimmingly for the VACATION reboot starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold and Christina Applegate to play the wife, but now it seems that they are at a halt.

The flick was set to shoot this July in Atlanta. However, that won't happen if creative differences can't be settled. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the debate is over, "some wanting to make a broader, PG-13 movie while others want to keep it R-rated, like the original. One source says the delay will last only a few months, but others say the movie could be pushed to later this year."

Not sure who was in favor of which ratings. I'd say that writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were in favor of the R, while Warner Bros. and New Line (who will greenlight) might have wanted to reach out to different age ranges. Everything apparently came to a head on Friday.

Obviously if you are going to take a trip with Russ and family, you've got to make it R. But then again when I think about it, you do want to reach out to new audiences. Maybe it will give the younger generation incentive to want to check out the older installments with Chevy Chase and Beverly DAngelo. This is definitely a toss up for me.

You guys weigh in below and let us know which way you think they should go, if they must.

Source: THR

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10:20AM on 04/24/2013
I think the thing to keep in mind is that the original Vacation movie was rated R back in the 80's. I think the standard for an R rating has increased quite a lot in the past 30 years. In fact, if you watch Vacation today, it does come off more as a movie you would see rated PG-13 in today's markets. So I think an R rating for the reboot might create a more aggressive tone/humour where a PG-13 will probably resemble the tone/humour of the originals. So I think it comes down to whether you
I think the thing to keep in mind is that the original Vacation movie was rated R back in the 80's. I think the standard for an R rating has increased quite a lot in the past 30 years. In fact, if you watch Vacation today, it does come off more as a movie you would see rated PG-13 in today's markets. So I think an R rating for the reboot might create a more aggressive tone/humour where a PG-13 will probably resemble the tone/humour of the originals. So I think it comes down to whether you want the reboot to be very much the same in tone to the original, or do you want them to take it up a notch with the humour, language, sex/nudity in this one?
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8:44AM on 04/24/2013

who cares about ratings

Why does the movie have to be rated R for it to be funny? Because it worked for others like Hangover, Wedding Crashers, 40 year old Virgin? National Lampoon Griswolds movies have usually been around the PG-13 vibe (granted the original vacation movie was rated R but that was before the PG-13 rating came out) and are of a different comedic vibe than the films listed above.

Fuck the rating, of the film, make it G for all i care. Just make it as funny as possible.
Why does the movie have to be rated R for it to be funny? Because it worked for others like Hangover, Wedding Crashers, 40 year old Virgin? National Lampoon Griswolds movies have usually been around the PG-13 vibe (granted the original vacation movie was rated R but that was before the PG-13 rating came out) and are of a different comedic vibe than the films listed above.

Fuck the rating, of the film, make it G for all i care. Just make it as funny as possible.
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8:00AM on 04/24/2013

Let it be PG-13

The only things that stopped the original from being PG were the two uses of the F word, and Mrs. Griswold's lovely lady parts in the shower and pool scenes, and I hate to break it to you, but sadly, Christina Applegate aint showin' her lady parts to nobody! Well, except her doctor.
The only things that stopped the original from being PG were the two uses of the F word, and Mrs. Griswold's lovely lady parts in the shower and pool scenes, and I hate to break it to you, but sadly, Christina Applegate aint showin' her lady parts to nobody! Well, except her doctor.
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6:57AM on 04/24/2013

Just no rated-G

Both sides are correct. On one hand, Vacation-2014 could be successful as a PG-13 movie. McKracken is right that the DVD Director's Cut could provide the good stuff, provided that the cast even films bawdier material. (Also, certain fans get to fucken wait after the theatrical release for the Vacation that they really want). Nick2903 is right. Any comedy of any rating can be funny. Also, I add. Most past Vacation movies are either PG-13 or PG. We Vacation fans have been finding the cleaner
Both sides are correct. On one hand, Vacation-2014 could be successful as a PG-13 movie. McKracken is right that the DVD Director's Cut could provide the good stuff, provided that the cast even films bawdier material. (Also, certain fans get to fucken wait after the theatrical release for the Vacation that they really want). Nick2903 is right. Any comedy of any rating can be funny. Also, I add. Most past Vacation movies are either PG-13 or PG. We Vacation fans have been finding the cleaner stuff funny. Also, European Vacation snuck in some nudity, so PG-13 does not always mean lame.
On the other hand, the last Vacation (Vegas) was seventeen years ago by the time that Vacation-2014 arrives. The film does not need to fit the PG-13 pattern, for many potential audience members were not even alive when the Griswolds last visited the showhouse, and these audience members have perhaps even never seen an "old" Vacation movie. The franchise is new to them. Also, a R-rating is hardly the death of a movie in recent times. Just look at the financial success of The Hangover, Ted, Superbad, et. al. Furthermore, the next Vacation should have adult humor, possibly. Dirtier does tend to be funnier. And, as our own childhoods prove, kids can handle seeing R-rated movies. It can be a pretty good experience to see funny and bawdy shit early in life. Maybe, Gen Xers will introduce their offspring gladly to the next chapter of Vacation. Like Clark letting Rusty drink the beer, we do not want our offspring growing-up into cloistered, oversensitive, politically-correct pussies. They need some adult situations to consider.
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1:22AM on 04/24/2013

dont argue over ratings...

film the movie as PG-13 then release a directors unrated cut... problem solved.
film the movie as PG-13 then release a directors unrated cut... problem solved.
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1:16AM on 04/24/2013
As long as it's funny, the rating doesn't matter. It's not like a Die Hard or a Terminator where the movie HAS to be R in order to portray the story and characters correctly.
As long as it's funny, the rating doesn't matter. It's not like a Die Hard or a Terminator where the movie HAS to be R in order to portray the story and characters correctly.
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1:07AM on 04/24/2013
R rated films aren't necessarily condemned I meant.
R rated films aren't necessarily condemned I meant.
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2:06AM on 04/24/2013
i like Ximenes better.
i like Ximenes better.
1:06AM on 04/24/2013
I say let it be R Rated. Movies with the R aren't necessarily Ximenes. Hangover, wedding crashers, and many more. But it has to be smart humor not just fart jokes.
I say let it be R Rated. Movies with the R aren't necessarily Ximenes. Hangover, wedding crashers, and many more. But it has to be smart humor not just fart jokes.
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12:47AM on 04/24/2013
You lost me at Ed Helms.
You lost me at Ed Helms.
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12:23AM on 04/24/2013
R or no go. Sorry.
R or no go. Sorry.
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11:55PM on 04/23/2013

R!!

I'm generally excited for this b/c vacation is on of my favorite comedy's. I loved how it started out like it was just a normal family road trip comedy and then later they got in to some R rated situations. So if the movie is going to get pushed back I'm glad it got pushed back b/c they are trying to push for an R rating. The generation can wait til it comes out on blu ray or they can just go see it with a parent. I seriously doubt that the studio will go for an R eating though.
I'm generally excited for this b/c vacation is on of my favorite comedy's. I loved how it started out like it was just a normal family road trip comedy and then later they got in to some R rated situations. So if the movie is going to get pushed back I'm glad it got pushed back b/c they are trying to push for an R rating. The generation can wait til it comes out on blu ray or they can just go see it with a parent. I seriously doubt that the studio will go for an R eating though.
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10:48PM on 04/23/2013

R

The original was technically rated R with cursing and nudity, but it's done so subtly that it never feels raunchy, just realistic and natural- if they can pull it off in the re-boot like that, i see no problem keeping it R.
The original was technically rated R with cursing and nudity, but it's done so subtly that it never feels raunchy, just realistic and natural- if they can pull it off in the re-boot like that, i see no problem keeping it R.
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10:42PM on 04/23/2013
They should just shelve the whole film entirely. This cast deserves better than this.
They should just shelve the whole film entirely. This cast deserves better than this.
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