THE WILDLIFE IS WILD, BUT HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW IS UNBEARABLE.
Chet and Connie Ripley (John Candy, Stephanie Faracy) are enjoying their summer vacation in Wisconsin with the kids when a visit from Connie’s sister’s annoying yuppie husband (Dan Aykroyd) turns everything upside down. In John Hughes’s Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Candy was the overbearing one; this time, he’s sort of a straight man to Aykroyd’s shenanigans. However, the latter remains a nuisance throughout the movie and his clashes with the Ripleys are loud and tiresome.
1988-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by Howard Deutch. Screenplay: John Hughes. Cast: Dan Aykroyd (Roman Craig), John Candy (Chet Ripley), Stephanie Faracy (Connie Ripley), Annette Bening, Chris Young, Ian Giatti… Robert Prosky.
Trivia: Bening’s first film.