CHEVY CHASE – DVD commentary track for “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”
I recently heard this one, pills and was puzzled: should I like him more, or less after having heard it? On one hand, you’ve got to admit: the man knows comedy, and how to play it well. On the other hand, he seems like kind of a douche. During this track, he frequently points out what he finds to be the film’s voluminous shortcomings — but is he doing it as a joke? Or is he the joke? Also, not once does he mention either the director (Amy Heckerling, who also did “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” and “Clueless”) nor the writer, John Hughes (too many films you already know to mention, including two other “Vacation” movies”).
“European Vacation” may not be the most whizz-bang awesome time, but it’s got a number of genuine laughs amongst its infantile nature. And, for all you heteros and lesbos out there, it’s got a few instances of bare boobage, and who can argue with that? Anyways, you listen, and you decide.