The Big Vacation Movie Review Summary

Actors: Louis De Funès, Martine Kelly, Claude Gensac, Mario David, Olivier De Funès, Maurice Risch, Ferdy Mayne

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THE BIG VACATION (Les Grandes Vacances) is a comedy directed by Jean Girault in 1967. This film was number 1 at the French box-office the same year.
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De Funès is the director of a private school situated in the best part of Paris. Unfortunately, his son has just failed his final exam in English. De Funès decides to send him in London for a month while the daughter of his dear friend Farrelly will be staying at De Funès's school.

Both young people meet by chance, fall in love and decide to get married in Scotland, to the despair of their parents. De Funès and Farrelly will try, by boat and by air, to stop them before the fatal blessing.

Most of the comic situations are created by the clash between french and english culture, specially in gastronomy.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Big Vacation

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Prairie?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   river Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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