Summer Rental
Summer Rental (1985)

Canadian comic John Candy headlines this comedy playing an air-traffic controller in dire need of rest. Complying to his doctor's orders, he rents a luxury cabin on a supposedly secluded Florida beach and heads south with his family.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

"Summer Rental" is the kind of movie that could make you wish you had poison ivy -- at least the scratching would occupy your mind.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

John Candy almost manages to save this one. Almost.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A slight family vacation comedy.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Pleasant, forgettable Candy vehicle

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mediocre, predictable comedy.

Clint Morris

Reiner hasn't used Hughes to his full potential.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
It's juvenile, silly and flaws... but.. it's a comedy with John Candy! So, hey...give it one chance.
Lafe Fredbjornson
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.
"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… More
Dann Michalski
The family comedy Summer Rental delivers some good laughs and fun times, but it's completely forgettable. The story follows an air traffic controller… More
Jason Owens
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… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This is a great family movie, John Candy is funny as always. This story is a bit predictable, but has a great family message. I will watch this over and over… More