Summer Rental
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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 first glance, and even second, no match for the others in the race. In the meantime, there are plenty… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A mediocre, predictable comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Reiner hasn't used Hughes to his full potential."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"John Candy almost manages to save this one. Almost."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Pleasant, forgettable Candy vehicle"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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