All Hell Breaks Loose In First “Vacation Friends” Trailer

You know how when you’re on vacation (remember vacations?), your threshold for who is an acceptable friend increases tenfold? The rules on vacation are different than they are during your normal life—this is the entire premise of the ubiquitous, now tired “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” slogan—so what’s acceptable, especially in a new vacation “friend,” are behaviors that you’d run from if you met this person in your normal life.

Such is the scenario explored in Vacation Friends, a raunchy new comedy from director Clay Tarver (Joy Ride, Silicon Valley), based on a script from Tarver, Tim and Tom Mullen, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley. Tarver has done himself the solid of casting four hilarious leads—Lil Rel Howery, John Cena, Yvonne Orji, and Meredith Hagner (she was hysterical in a small but potent role in another wedding film, Palm Springs).

The film finds Marcus (Howery) and Emily (Orji) at their very tasteful, lowkey wedding when who shows up but those aforementioned vacation friends, in this case, mega-partiers Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Hagner), “friends” they met on a trip to Mexico. While they’re usually straight-laced in their regular lives, Marcus and Emily got wild in Mexico, thanks to Ron and Kyla’s influence, and now they’ve got a situation on their hands. Ron and Kyla are ready to party, hard, at Marcus and Emily’s wedding, thus breaking the tightly controlled world the wedding couple has created where vacation life and real life are separated, and never the twain shall meet. Too late. The twain are meeting all over the place.

Check out the trailer below. Vacation Friends hits Hulu on August 27.

And if you’re the appropriate age and want to watch the raunchy red band version, here it is:

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Featured image: L-r: Lil Rel Howery, Meredith Hagner, John Cena, and Yvonne Orji in “Vacation Friends.” Courtesy 20th Century Studios. 


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