• Summer Rental (1985)

Summer Rental

Release Date: 1985

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

After air traffic controller Jack Chester loses a plane (it's covered on his screen by a fly), he's told to take a break. Jack books his family into a plush resort, but it turns out that their lodgings are in a hut by the beach, and that's as good as the vacation gets.

Cast: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, John Larroquette, Richard Herd, Lois Hamilton, Carmine Caridi

Director: Carl Reiner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Hilarious, Marriage, Wife, Brash, Growing up, 1980s, Daughter, Husband, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though Candy greatly underplays Jack Chester, a beet-red seer-sucker summer renter, his genial humor and collaboration with Reiner make Summer Rental a small pleasure. [12 Aug 1985]

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Director Carl Reiner, an old comedy pro, does well enough with the comedy's dumb but funny big-bust and jock-strap jokes. [09 Aug 1985, p.D]

  • 25
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    It's hard to figure how the combination of director Carl Reiner, comedian John Candy and a movie with the title Summer Rental could come to nothing. [10 Aug 1985, p.D7]

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