Manson Family Vacation

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Manson Family Vacation
Manson Family Vacation poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJ. Davis
Produced by
  • Steve Bannatyne
  • Eric Blyler
  • J. Davis
  • J.M. Logan
  • Josh Polon
  • Matt Ratner
  • Alexandra Sandler
Written byJ. Davis
Music byHeather McIntosh
CinematographySean McElwee
Edited byNick Sherman
Distributed byThe Orchard
Release date
  • March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16) (SXSW)
  • October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

Manson Family Vacation is a 2015 American comedy film written and directed by J. Davis. The film stars Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips, Leonora Pitts, Adam Chernick and Tobin Bell. The film was released on October 6, 2015, by The Orchard.


  • Jay Duplass as Nick
  • Linas Phillips as Conrad
  • Leonora Pitts as Amanda
  • Adam Chernick as Max
  • Tobin Bell as Blackbird
  • Davie-Blue as Sunshine
  • Suzanne Ford as Janice
  • Ray Laska as Frank
  • Brent Alan Henry as Officer Phiffer
  • Matt Bennett as Buddy Holly
  • Justin M. Rasch as Skullface
  • Jonathan Brooks as Rockabilly


The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 16, 2015.[1] Shortly after, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film.[2] In June 2015, The Orchard acquired distribution rights to the film.[3] The film was released on video on demand on October 6, 2015.[4] It was released on Netflix on October 27, 2015.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

Manson Family Vacation received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 100% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 14 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10.[7]

Justin Chang of Variety gave the film a positive review writing : "It’s a measure of the film’s dramatic balance as well as its emotional integrity that both of these men will wind up eliciting the viewer’s sympathy and scorn at different points, so that by the end of 'Manson Family Vacation,' we have arrived alongside them at a crucial point of transition and understanding — not the most surprising destination, perhaps, but one that feels entirely earned."[8]


  1. ^ "Manson Family Vacation". South by Southwest. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Seetodeh, Ramin (March 17, 2015). "Netflix Acquires 'Manson Family Vacation' at SXSW (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (June 22, 2015). "Duplass Brothers Ink Seven-Film Slate Deal With The Orchard". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Meriah Doty (2015-09-21). "'Manson Family Vacation' Is an Unenviable Bromance (Trailer Exclusive) [Video]". Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  5. ^ Galluzzo, Rob (September 22, 2015). "Are You Ready To Take The MANSON FAMILY VACATION?". Blumhouse Productions. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Staff, THR (September 29, 2015). "Netflix New Releases Coming in October 2015". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Manson Family Vacation (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Chang, Justin (April 8, 2015). "Film Review: 'Manson Family Vacation'". Variety. Retrieved August 22, 2016.

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