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Summer Rental (1985)

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Release Date: Aug 9, 1985 Wide

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This routine comedy is about a series of misadventures during a family vacation at the beach and stars John Candy (who died of a heart attack while filming in Mexico in 1994) as John Chester and Karen Austin as his long-suffering wife Sandy. When the family leave for what turns out to be a pretty decrepit shack on a public beach, Jack eventually locks horns with the owner of this dubious piece of real estate, and their conflict terminates in a boat race in which Jack and his motley crew are at

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Comedy

Apr 17, 2001

Paramount Home Video

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (11) | DVD (6)

A mediocre, predictable comedy.

August 21, 2004 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

John Candy almost manages to save this one. Almost.

March 5, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Pleasant, forgettable Candy vehicle

October 10, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Reiner hasn't used Hughes to his full potential.

September 20, 2002
Moviehole

Audience Reviews for Summer Rental

It's juvenile, silly and flaws... but.. it's a comedy with John Candy! So, hey...give it one chance.
April 23, 2013
Lucas Martins

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"This has to be one of my favorite John Candy films. I have many. He's a big favorite of mine.
While on a forced vacation with his family, Jack becomes fast enemies with the towns sailing legend Al. When Al seeks out to ruin Jack and his families vacation, Jack decides to get back at Al by entering the sailing competition to win the trophy that Al has won for many, many years. A lot of hilarity happens inbetween all of this with lots of laughs that the entire family would enjoy. I love these great comedies from the 80's. They were just so easy and didn't try so hard. See it if you get the chance."
January 18, 2013
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Jack Chester (John Candy) takes his family to the beach on a summer vacation resort in Florida. While on this vacation, Mr. Chester and his family will encounter tough times, make new friends, and much more. All of these events have something in common: They're hilarious!
While I was watching "Summer Rental," I could tell that it just had an average script and that in all ways it should've just been an average movie, but John Candy's hilarious antics make this one a keeper for comedy fans. There are many different parts of "Summer Rental" that you'll always remember once you see them such as when an attractive woman asks John Candy for an honest opinion, and when Candy goes on the beach for the first time and tries to avoid many obstacles.

Not only is "Summer Rental" hilarious, it also has other redeeming qualities such as the adventure that Mr. Chester (John Candy) and his family go on close to the end of the film. To make it short, if you like hilarious comedy movies, I definitely recommend getting "Summer Rental." You'll want to keep this movie for more than just a rental. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. John Candy's an all-time great.
September 11, 2009
stormyweather980

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A nice funny summer movie with John Candy and his family at a vacation resort and a memorable yaht race. It's lighthearted and fun.
August 13, 2007
YosemiteSamFan

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    1. Jennifer Chester: Fantastic! Kerri at her very best!
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