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Recommended age 12-18
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When I first saw this movie I thought it would be about a construction of a house during summer. I was very wrong! "Summer Rental" is a great funny movie! It really shows the bonding (and annoying but funny) family matters on a supposed to be vacation, but ends as a night mare!

When I first sat down to watch this movie I was thinking what was the point of this movie? I kept watching it hoping something big would happen and it did! A lot of exiting and funny scenes are coming your way.

The "epic vacation" starts when a guy with a normal family, normal life, normal day has quite a bad start at work where he directs planes that are landing. On the way to work he meets some rude drivers and to top that, one guy parks way too close to him. Not a very good day at work and his boss forces him to take a vacation. This "vacation" has lots of problems for the guy whose name is Jack and a few problems for his family. But there are number of exciting events on this vacation.

This movie is very funny and has a lot of lessons you can learn from it. That's all nice but there are a lot of inappropriate scenes in this movie as well a bit of inappropriate language. This movie may be funny to adults and teens but it's not geared for younger kids. The jokes are more geared for adults as well. I have to say my favorite scene is when Jack and his son go sailing but fail miserably. They make a hole in a much bigger boat and make an enemy as well. His son asks if his dad is ok, because Jack hits his leg badly and then the boy stands up for his father. This scene demonstrates how close those two are.

I recommend this to ages 13 to 18. There are just a few minor items where I would add a bit more clarification but overall it's a great film so I would give it 5 out 5 stars.

Gerry Orz, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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