I’m not entirely sure 2021’s ‘Vacation Friends’ was crying out for a sequel, but here we are. Yes, the first outing (a Hulu original) was relatively entertaining, but not so much this lazy and pointless follow-up. Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, John Cena, and Meredith Hagner are all back as the pair of couples who, despite all reason and common sense, have become travel buddies. This go-round, Howery’s Marcus is looking to score a big hotel development deal, and, of course, his crass friends are all that stand in the way. Oh, and Steve Buscemi is along for the ride, too. Why? We’re not sure.

1.5/5 stars