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Thursday Thumbs Up

b.jpgThis weeks movie review goes to a great camping movie, The Great Outdoors.  Sticking with the 80’s (hmmm… I wonder why?) This movie is about Chet Ripley (John Candy)who is trying to take his family on a great vacation, only to have a crimp put in his plans when his in laws Roman and Connie (Dan Akyroyd) show up unexpectantly.

A good humorus movie that has been a staple for years for our family when we go to our property on the North Shore.  You will love the bear scene and Roman trying in his own way to connect with his kids. With John and Dan, how can you go wrong?  The duo make such a great team and can play off each other so well… you just have to see the movie.

Fun Facts:

  • This movie was originally titled, Big Country
  • Annette Bening’s Film Debut
  • When Roman is driving back to the cabin to make amends with Chet, it is a torrential downpour. But the reflection in the windshield of the car reveals blue skies with some scattered clouds.

Best Quote: Roman: Pontoon boat? Whaddya going to do with a pontoon boat? Retake Omaha Beach?

This is a “smores” kind of movie!  Enjoy!


October 25, 2007 - Posted by | movies and popcorn and candy ... oh my!

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