Ed Helms doesn't have to be in the zone as Andy from The Office to get his Princeton a capella jams on. The latest Vacation trailer, featuring the actor as an all-grown-up Rusty Griswold, kicks things off with his rendition of Seal's "Kiss From A Rose." As you can imagine, it all goes down hill for the family from then on. Watch the new footage below.
The first Vacation trailer was pretty NSFW, flaunting potty language and Chris Hemsworth's massive Asgardian package. This new look, first released on Yahoo Movies, is relatively tame, though there's still moments involving brotherly shenanigans, an implied suicide and lots and lots of poop.
The Vacation reboot isn't exactly a reboot. It's more of a continuation. Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) both make an appearance in this film, though they won't be going on a trip. It's all about their son, Rusty, and his family. He remembers the good times he had bonding with his parents and sister on the road to Walley World, and he wants the same for his kids and wife.
Of course, much like this first vacation, this one does not go as planned. They encounter all manner of distractions along the road, including run-ins with the police, crashing the "Honda of Albania," crashing with Rusty's sister Audrey and her super sexy friend Stone Crandall, and bathing in a pool of sewage. There's nothing that'll bring a family together more than covering each other in human waste...or witnessing a fight. The Griswolds find themselves a rival family and Rusty throws a few punches in his action scene with the other dad, played by Ron Livingston. Though they seem terrified of this crazy family, if it comes down to Livingston or Helms, I'd bet Livingston would emerge the victor.
There are also plenty of throwbacks to the original Vacation. This Vacation trailer features Rusty's son in the back seat flirting with a girl in another car. This mirrors a classic scene Clark has in the original film, where he's eyeing a woman in a sports car in the next lane. His flirting led to crashing the car, while Rusty's other son, Kevin, comes in to ruin his brother's chances by throwing a plastic bag over his head.
Joining Helms for this adventure are Christina Applegate as his on-screen wife, Leslie Mann as his sister, Hemsworth as Mr. Crandall, Skylar Gisondo and Steele Stebbins as his sons, as well as some familiar faces like Charlie Day, Keegan-Michael Key, Michael Pena and Nick Kroll. John Francis Daley (known for his longstanding role of Dr. Sweets on Bones) and Jonathan M. Goldstein co-directed this film and co-wrote the screenplay.
Vacation will hit theaters on July 29.