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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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mediocre, predictable comedy.

Clint Morris

Reiner hasn't used Hughes to his full potential.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

John Candy almost manages to save this one. Almost.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Pleasant, forgettable Candy vehicle

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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
RJ MacReady
What a loss John Candy was to the comedy world. One of the most likeable comedians ever, he didn't get his due respect until the likes of Uncle Buck, and… More