The Great Outdoors

1988

Action / Comedy

11
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 32214

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Cast

John Candy as Chet Ripley
Dan Aykroyd as Roman Craig
Annette Bening as Kate Craig
Robert Prosky as Wally
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671.92 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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1hr 31 min
P/S 4 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tony 7 / 10

Good but not great

It's run of the mill comedy from the eighties, it does not get near the great classic ones of that time But that said it's better than most so called blockbusters of today. It's an entertaining waste of time, rather than a complete waste due to hype. It has a great moment where bare arse never had such meaning. Not must see, but worth watching if you've time to spare.

Reviewed by huggibear 6 / 10

Solid 6 Star, but not as great as John Candy's or Dan Aykroyd's other films

For it's time and with Dan Aykroyd and definitely John Candy (one of my faves), it was a funny and decent movie. John Candy definitely has three better than this movies, Planes, Trains and Automobiles with Steve Martin and Uncle Buck and Only the Lonely. I've also seen Summer Rental which somewhat compares to this one, but it's also better. I've seen many of his other movies, but I don't remember him in them, like Home Alone which is another great Christmas movie. Many of them, I had seen from years ago. I still want to see more of his movies and some are already in my DVR queue waiting to be seen. I don't know who can replace John Candy's humor today and I truly miss him. It's sad he only lived 44 years because he would have kept putting out hilarious movies and probably would be just as good or better than the only one I can think of that comes anywhere near close to his type of humor in movies is Steve Carell, but only when he plays in comedies. John Candy you are missed in the movies realm, just sayin'!

Reviewed by tuckerconstable-07055 6 / 10

The O.K. Outdoors

The Great Outdoors, written by John Hughes and starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy as two dueling step brothers, is a film that-while fun in places-fails to leave as much of an impression as you'd hope. The plot focuses on Candy's character and his family who are simply looking for a fun, all American get away. However, Candy's step brother (Aykroyd) shows up unannounced with his family-causing high jink after high jink.

The premise of Aykroyd and Candy playing arch enemies is perfect on paper, but the film plays Aykroyd's character a too unlike able for the audience to be invested in or to care for. There's a scene where Aykroyd walks in on Candy and his wife while they're making love. During all this Aykroyd is laughing annoyingly and filming the event. It's played up as a joke, but it's makes Aykroyd's character look mildly disturbed rather than a dopey, yet lovable step brother.

Another thing that irked me is the shoe horned in romance between Candy's son and a mysterious girl he meets. In just four minutes they've argued, apologized, gone on a date, had another argument and gotten back together. It's extremely under cooked to say the least. That's pretty much the whole film, it moves from sketch after sketch without much plot in between. We get a few humorous scenes involving John Candy, a bear and the water skiing bit was nice, but without anything to pad those out, the film tends to lose the interest from this viewer.

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