John Candy was a REAL comedy legend. A large, loveable man, he was funny before he even spoke. Sadly, today all we have are a breed of crass, rude, unfunny misfits barely 25, who want to be action heroes, Hollywood hunks and funny too. Candy knew his place and Summer Rental is pure joy.
The story is simple, sweet and delightful, we've all experienced part of it:
Stressed out dad takes the family on holiday....but the holiday does not go well.
One of the pure highlights of this film is watching Candy, stressed to boiling point, eat his breakfast as half of the world scramble noisly past his window to get to the beach. All he can utter is "what is this, what is THIS!".