S.I.M Rating: 5.32 out of 10 (2 Votes)
Cast: John Candy, Karen Austin, Rip Torn, Richard Crenna
Director Carl Reiner, teamed up with the cast of John Candy, Rip Torn, John Larroquette and Richard Crenna has no choice but to be hilarious, and 1985's Summer Rental delivers as expected.
Candy plays an overworked air traffic controller who takes his family on a much-needed vacation to Florida, only to encounter every possible hindrance to rest and relaxation. From unmanageable children to an inflatable walking cast to a furniture-gnawing dog, as well as a hot-to-trot next door neighbor, the family bravely attempts to make the most of it.
Candy is at his frequently befuddled but always likeable self, finding himself in the middle of unlikely scenarios, while Rip Torn, as an inept, opportunistic local entrepeneur, provides a dark comedic touch.
The laughs are frequent and the outcome obvious from miles away, but Summer Rental is still a mindless, enjoyable hour-and-a-half.