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'Vacation': EW preview

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Hopper Stone

STARRING Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

DIRECTED BY Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

NOT YET RATED

RELEASE DATE July 31

Ed Helms plays Rusty Griswold, who 32 years ago endured his dad Clark’s odyssey to Walley World in the original National Lampoon’s Vacation. Now he’s taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and kids down the same holiday road. The film features stopovers with Rusty’s sister, Audrey (Leslie Mann), and her stud husband (Chris Hemsworth), plus cameos from Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo and franchise-appropriate adult humor. “European Vacation was the first time I saw breasts,” says Helms. “So, yeah, this is going to be an R-rated movie, and I think it does a pretty good job earning the R.”