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Summer Rental


Carl Reiner (The Jerk) directed this tale of a family man who takes a vacation from sanity when he takes a lease on a Florida Summer Rental.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

"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."

- LWOODS04, Friday, January 18, 2013

2 stars

The family comedy Summer Rental delivers some good laughs and fun times, but it's completely forgettable. The story follows an air traffic controller who's forced to take a vacation, but the vacation turns out to be more trouble than it's worth as everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The cast includes John Candy, Karen Austin, Kerri Green, and Rip Torn, but they're stuck in stereotypical roles that prevent them from doing much. Predictable and formulaic, Summer Rental fails to distinguish itself from the run-of-the mill vacation comedy.

- fb100000440772572, Thursday, January 17, 2013

2 stars

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

- fb100002359227440, Tuesday, April 23, 2013