I was a big fan of Vacation Friends when Hulu released it in 2021. The goofy comedy made perfect use of John Cena’s comedy skills, as he played an unhibited bro who, along with his then-girlfriend, totally bumrush into the lives of two ordinary folks just trying to enjoy a vacation. The response was so good that a sequel was quickly announced, and now today we have a new trailer before the film debuts in a couple of weeks.
All of the main cast returns, with Cena joined by Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, and Meredith Hagner. Writer/director Clay Tarver also returns for more vacation chaos.
New to the cast are Steve Buscemi, Ronny Chieng, Jamie Hector, and Carlos Santos.
Here’s the synopsis: Picking up a few months after the end of “Vacation Friends,” this uproarious sequel finds newly married couple Marcus (Howery) and Emily (Orji) inviting their uninhibited besties Ron (Cena) and Kyla (Hagner), who are also newly married and have a baby, to join them for a vacation when Marcus lands an all-expenses-paid trip to a Caribbean resort. His reason for traveling there in the first place is to meet with the owners of the resort to bid on a construction contract for a hotel they own in Chicago. But when Kyla’s incarcerated father Reese (Buscemi) is released from San Quentin and shows up at the resort unannounced at the worst possible moment, things get out of control, upending Marcus’ best laid plans and turning the vacation friends’ perfect trip into total chaos.
Vacation Friends 2 hits Hulu on August 25th!