Vacation Friends is a 2021 American buddy comedy film directed by Clay Tarver, with Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley co-writing the screenplay. John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, Meredith Hagner, Robert Wisdom, Lynn Whitfield, and Andrew Bachelor are among the cast members.
On August 27, 2021, Hulu launched Vacation Friends.
20th Century Studios revealed in September 2021 that a sequel, Honeymoon Friends, is in the works, with the main cast and director Clay Tarver scheduled to return.
Marcus and Emily are a pleasant Chicago couple on vacation in Mexico for a week. Marcus had planned to propose to Emily, but his romantic scheme is thwarted when their room is flooded by a leaking Jacuzzi from the presidential suite above.
- Director: Clay Tarver
- Writers: Tom Mullen, Tim Mullen, Clay Tarver
- Genres: Adventure, Comedy
- Country of origin: United States
- Language: English
- Filming locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Production companies: 20th Century Studios, Broken Road Productions
- John Cena as Ron
- Lil Rel Howery as Marcus Parker
- Yvonne Orji as Emily Conway-Parker
- Meredith Hagner as Kyla
- Andrew Bachelor as Gabe
- Lynn Whitfield as Suzanne Conway
- Robert Wisdom as Harold Conway
- Tawny Newsome as Brooke
- Kamal Bolden as Bennet
- Barry Rothbart as Darren
- Anna Maria Horsford as Nancy
In March 2014, it was reported that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris will appear in the picture, which would be directed by Steve Pink from a script by Tom and Tim Mullen and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Ice Cube had signed up to replace Pratt in November 2015, and Faris was no longer involved. In December 2019, it was revealed that John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, and Meredith Hagner would replace Pink in the picture, which would be produced by 20th Century Studios and distributed by Hulu. Yvonne Orji joined the cast of the film in January 2020. Tawny Newsome and Barry Rothbart joined the cast in March 2020, while Lynn Whitfield, Robert Wisdom, and Kamal Bolden joined in September 2020.
In March 2020, principal photography began in Georgia. However, owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, manufacturing was suspended. In September 2020, production began again, and it ended in October 2020.
In the United States, the film premiered on Hulu on August 27, 2021, while in foreign regions such as Canada and the United Kingdom, it premiered on Disney+’s Star entertainment platform. In Latin America, it was published as a launch game on Star+ on August 31. The film was released on Disney+ Hotstar on August 27, 2021, in India, and on September 3, 2021, in certain regions.
The film has a 66 percent approval rating on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 43 reviews with an average rating of 5.8/10. “The chuckles aren’t always consistent,” the critics agree, “but the superb ensemble makes Vacation Friends a comedy you can enjoy without significant misgivings.” The film got “mixed or mediocre reviews,” according to Metacritic, which polled eight reviewers and derived a weighted average score of 44 out of 100.
Vacation Friends Release Dates
|Germany||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Denmark||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Indonesia||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Italy||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Poland||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Sweden||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Singapore||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|USA||27 August 2021||(internet)|
|Argentina||31 August 2021||(internet)|
|Brazil||31 August 2021||(internet)|
|India||3 September 2021||(internet)|
Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||Vacation Friends|
|Argentina||Amigos de las vacaciones|
|Brazil||Amizade de Férias|
|Canada (English title)||Vacation Friends.|
|France (transliterated title)||Nos pires amis|
|India (Hindi title)||Vacation Friends|
|India (English title)||Holiday Pals|
|Indonesia (English title)||Vacation Friends|
|Italy||Gli amici delle vacanze|
|Japan (Japanese title)||バケーションフレンズ|
|Russia||Друзья по отпуску|
|United Arab Emirates||Vacation Friends|