The Great Outdoors (1988)

Directors:

Howard Deutch

Writers:

Actors:

Paul Hansen, Cliff Bemis, Britt Leach, Lewis Arquette, John Bloom, Nancy Lenehan

Synopsis:

It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley, along with his wife, Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben. But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie's obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig, his wife, Kate, and the couple's two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.
  • Comedy
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70

The Great Outdoors (1988)

Stupid, slapstick fun. From a spate of '80s feel-good family comedy outings staring Saturday Night Live veterans, The Great Outdoors delivers on what little it promises and that's more than adequate for what I was looking for.
December 28, 2012