Writer: John Hughes
Composer: Thomas Newman
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Chris Young, Ian Giatti, Hilary Gordon, Rebecca Gordon, Robert Prosky, Zoaunne LeRoy, Bart the Bear
More info: IMDb
Tagline: A week in the woods with Roman and Chet: This is no holiday...this is war!
Plot: A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.
My rating: 5/10
Will I watch it again? No.
Despite being written by John Hughes, who's done MUCH better than this, this is about as predictable and dumb as it looks. I'm a huge fan of Candy and Aykroyd and I can't even recommend this to fans of either of these two. They do the best they can I guess but it's the kind of easy paycheck that these two could perform in their sleep. I did like the chemistry between Candy and Faracy, who plays his on-screen wife. Outside of that, I didn't laugh once. Some scenes went on too long (like Chet's (Candy) telling of the bear story) and it felt like a string of gag set pieces that were bland or didn't work at all. It's below average for everyone involved, dumb and uninteresting. The Universal DVD has a non-anamorphic widescreen print and a fullscreen trailer, the sole extra on the disc despite the menu saying "Theatrical Trailers".