Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Screenwriter Nunnally Johnson adapted the novel by author Edward Streeter, whose work was also the basis of Father of the Bride (1950), into this domestic comedy. James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara star as Roger and Peggy Hobbs, a St.… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 15, 1962
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Since there are no recognizable humans in it, Mr. Hobbs is really strictly for the bird watchers.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Some of the incidents are funny, some are so-so, some are flat. And, of course, in the end, it is concluded that for all this, the family is still strong.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Moderately enjoyable.

Variety Staff

This is a fun picture, although it misfires, chiefly in the situation development department.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Maybe this isn't 60s family entertainment at its absolute worst, but it's still pretty awful.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A wholesome family comedy with Stewart and O'Hara as a couple whose quiet vacation becomes a noisy free-for-all for the kids.

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TV Guide

Whirlwind direction, witty quips from screenwriter Nunnally Johnson, and the seasoned Stewart's likability ensure that the laughs keep coming in this fun film.

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More reviews for Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
really good flick, that birdwalk gets me every time
Kevin M. Williams
"darn those kids of today...they're...they're...they're just driving me crazy, is all, but somehow we find a way to get along after… More
Jennifer D
Was this supposed to be funny? I found it to be a damn headache. The funniest part was the bird watching bit. But other than that I thought that it was trying.… More
Byron Brubaker
For all the clean cut family comedy this flick contains, Roger (James Stewart) and Peggy (Maureen O'Hara) do share a bed as husband and wife. It's the… More
Mason Williams
James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara shine as a couple in this 60's comedy. A family goes on there last family summer vacation in southern CA to a… More