- Category: New Reviews
- Published: Saturday, 28 August 2021 16:41
- Written by Lupe R Haas
You would think a movie relegated to a streaming service automatically meant it was subpar but VACATION FRIENDS with John Cena and Lil Rel Howery is a blast with the actors playing against type and polar opposites.
In the raunchy Hulu comedy, an uptight couple (Howery, Yvonne Orji) vacations at Mexican Resort but upon their arrival, a carefree pair played by Cena and Meredith Hagner interrupt their romantic getaway by ruining Marcus' proposal. Feeling guilty, they invite Marcus and Emily to stay with them in their luxurious suite and party with them for the week.
The two couples party hard during their vacation but Marcus is already regretting some of the choices he made. Just when Marcus and Emily thought they saw the last of them when the getaway is done, Ron and Kyla crash their weekend wedding months later.
VACATION FRIENDS has its issues such as a few plot holes but it's a silly time with the four actors who all bring so much to the comedy. Cena and Howery are the odd couple but they compliment each other with Cena as the care-free, caring Ron and Howery as the high-strung Marcus. Cena also brings heart to the movie as the zen to Marcus' paranoia.
Yvonne Orji and Meredith Hagner are equally as entertaining for provide most of the laughs as well.
There's loads of ridiculous scenarios, but it's all done for comedic effect and it delivers.
VACATION FRIENDS is now streaming on Hulu.