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  • Jennifer Green

Review: "Vacation Friends 2"


Though fans of the prequel might appreciate the return of this oddball quartet, the sequel lacks the novelty or the unpredictable humor of its predecessor. Vacation Friends 2 isn't for those easily offended -- by its crass content or its lazy storytelling.


The film tries to repeat the formula in a different setting, bringing in the new character of Kyla's dad (a smarmy Buscemi) and bringing along a favorite from the earlier film -- hotel host Maurilio (Gentefied's Santos, one of the best parts about the movie). Maurilio's presence doesn't make any sense, but then neither does much else here.


There are some laughs to be had, and with more ingenuity, a third installment could get back to the unexpected charm of the concept's original characters. Otherwise, vacation elsewhere.

 

Read the full review at Common Sense Media.

Images courtesy of Hulu.


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