The Great Outdoors

1988, Movie, PG, 92 mins

Scripted by the extraordinarily prolific John Hughes, directed by Howard Deutch (Hughes's collaborator on PRETTY IN PINK and SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL), and starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd, this disappointing comedy should have been much funnier given the talent of those involved. Candy, a genial Chicago auto parts salesman, takes his family to Peck's Pine Log Resort in Wisconsin so that he, like his father before him, can introduce his boys to the wonders of nature. But Candy's best-laid plans are upset by the uninvited appearance of his sister-in-law and her husband, Aykroyd, a blustering investment consultant. A nouveau riche materialist who views the gr...
Released: 1988 Rated: PG Length: 92 mins

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