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The Great Outdoors

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Adventure / Comedy / Family

Released By / Year

Universal Studios / 1988


Suburbanite Chet Ripley takes his family to a lakeside resort for what he thinks will be a quiet vacation away from it all. But then his snobby brother-in-law Roman Craig shows up with his snooty brood, and unexpected mishaps ensue. The two families try to get along … but they didn't count on Mother Nature stepping in to add her two cents.
(The above plot description was taken from Movie Collector -

Quick Review

One of those 80'ies comedies that just wouldn't be done today. Dan Aykroyd and John Candy have great chemistry and the movie is littered with funny moments and sentimental pokes. I still love it, even if I'm currently high on nostalgia.

Online: Sunday, August 25, 2013