A sampling of recent movies that received one star or less from Washington Post film critics.
Half star In "Vacation," Ed Helms stars as an adult Rusty Griswold, the son in the orignal 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation." Rusty and his wife Debbie (Christina Applegate) take their two sons on a road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. Stephanie Merry writes, "Writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein seem to think that the 'angry'-sounding Korean language is inherently funny. It’s not. Neither are the film’s jokes about rape, pedophilia and suicide, nor the cameo by Chevy Chase, who starred in the original film, but who hasn’t been funny in ages. Pushing the envelope is great, but only when some intelligent thought goes into the nudging." Read the full review. Hopper Stone/Warner Bros. Pictures Buy Photo