Vacation Friends kind of came out of nowhere for us, Wil specifically. These streaming movies tend to drop with a bit less fanfare than the big blockbusters and we just didn’t really hear about it. But It’s yet another John Cena movie and gosh darn it we just love him. So we decided to give this one a shot.
And we’re glad we did! Vacation Friends was so much fun, even though it made some people (namely husband/editor Will) crawl out of their skin. It follows Emily (Yvonne Orji) and Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) on a “special” vacation where they meet a couple who are just out to have the best time of their lives no matter who gets in their way. Emily and Marcus get completely swept up into the tornado that is Ron (John Cena) and his girlfriend Kyla (Meredith Hagner) and absolute chaos ensues. When the vacation ends, Emily and Marcus think they’re free, but Ron and Kyla reappear at their wedding to take things off the rails.
For the most part Vacation Friends is a really likeable movie. As chaotic as Ron and Kyla are, they’re chaotic GOOD and you can’t hate them no matter how uncomfortable they make you feel. The moral of this movie seems to be to just let go sometimes and go with the flow. It’s not 100% successful at getting that across, but it’s fun from start to finish and the right people are going to completely love this movie.
What do you think of Vacation Friends? Would you like Ron and Kyla to crash your vacation? Let us know over on Twitter or in the Youtube comments! We’re getting so close to our 1,000 subscriber goal, so please help us out! For now though, grab a coke-arita, put the bottle on your head, and settle in for today’s very silly episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!