Four college friends, Lorelei, Donna, Sugar and Dee-dee are all in need of a break from their everyday boredom. As they hide away in a beach house for a week, golden bikinis, dancing, piña coladas, wigs, sexual frustration, sunglasses and gossip are all on the table, but the four friends gradually find the stay more difficult than planned. The women’s different hopes and thoughts on their respective lives play a central part in this “Sex and the City goes mumblecore”, not that far from Baghead (2008). It neither gets easier nor happier when a surfer offers them drugs. After dropping acid together, resulting in a neon light trip, the holiday takes some very unexpected and scary turns as death comes pooping on their party. Not your typical horror film, Vacation! revolves equally around relationship talk and horrifying scenes. With a limited budget, minimal gestures and smart production, the four women’s journey goes as far as possible, without losing the everyday feeling. Backed by electronic dreamy music by Fritz Meyers, the feature updates Woody Allen as dialogues, seemingly about nothing, come to have a greater and much deeper meaning.

Vacation! poster
Title
Vacation!
Director
Zach Clark
Country
USA
Length
95 min
Festival
2010
Section
Twilight Zone
Language
Enlish
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Cast
Trieste Kelly Dunn, Lydia Hyslop, Maggie Ross, Melodie Sisk
Producer
Zach Clark, Daryl Pittman, Melodie Sisk
Script
Zach Clark
Music
Glass Candy, Fritz Myers
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