Rent The Great Outdoors (1988)

3.4 of 5 from 80 ratings
1h 27min
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Synopsis:
When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful. It's a vacationer's worst nightmare, as wheeler-dealer Aykroyd, his sexually repressed wife and eerie twin daughters 'join' the easygoing Candy and his straight-laced clan for a season of 'fun' in the sun. Unfortunately, the only thing these two in-laws have in common is their intense dislike for each other. Soon, it's brother-in-law against brother-in-law in an uproarious and hilarious fight to the finish to see which one really knows how to enjoy 'The Great Outdoors'.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
John Hughes
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/11/2003
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
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Reviews (2) of The Great Outdoors

All's well that ends well - The Great Outdoors review by CP Customer

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27/09/2010

I like John Candy. What a tragedy his untimely death prevented more 'fun' movies. A simple plot -yes but 2 great comedy actors in Candy and Akroyd make the most of this simplicity and the watcher is driven to choose sides and wish that Candy succeeds. In the end you feel sorry for Akroyd but just know that is how it will turn out. A good clean family movie with laugh out loud moments - pity no sequel.

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Hollywood pulp comedy - The Great Outdoors review by JD

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30/12/2009

You can feel the plot moving through the usual phases of irritating discord through petty differences to a relieving and unifying happy ending. Pretty missable except for John Candy who is as usual outstanding.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.