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      Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

      1962 1h 56m Comedy List
      80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 69% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Banker Roger Hobbs (James Stewart) wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy (Maureen O'Hara), but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey (Lauri Peters), embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does TV-addicted son Danny (Michael Burns). When the family is joined by Hobbs' two unhappily married daughters and their husbands, he must help everyone with their problems to get some peace. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      TIME Magazine Since there are no recognizable humans in it, Mr. Hobbs is really strictly for the bird watchers. Jun 7, 2011 Full Review Variety Staff Variety This is a fun picture, although it misfires, chiefly in the situation development department. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out A wholesome family comedy with Stewart and O'Hara as a couple whose quiet vacation becomes a noisy free-for-all for the kids. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review TV Guide Whirlwind direction, witty quips from screenwriter Nunnally Johnson, and the seasoned Stewart's likability ensure that the laughs keep coming in this fun film. Rated: 3/4 Jun 7, 2011 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 3/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ed m Jimmy Stewart & Maureen O'Hara are two of the all time greats, but this movie is weak. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review lanfranco c Definitely the Family is all! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Frances H I saw this flick when I was a kid and it ran in the theaters--back in the old Memorial Theater in Mckeesport, Pa. I enjoyed it them, but probably I enjoyed it more now, because, being older, I can identify with Mr. Hobbes. I also read Merry Christmas Mr. Baxter by the same author, Edward Streeter, and Mr. Baxter's little asides in his own mind are just as funny as Mr. Hobbes little comments in his own mind! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/04/21 Full Review deke p 1962! run down shack house on EMERALD BAY, Orange County. GREAT cast. FABIAN! Famous movie, title at least. But dated silly movie, depressing in parts. Never saw all before on TV The Movie Channel 13.3, 8.15.21 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun, funny, old fashioned entertainment, suitable for multi-generational viewing. A good movie. (Seen at the show with mom and pop Blob back in the day.) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this movie! So funny and simple good humor. I highly recommend it in really thoroughly enjoyed it!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Banker Roger Hobbs (James Stewart) wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy (Maureen O'Hara), but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey (Lauri Peters), embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does TV-addicted son Danny (Michael Burns). When the family is joined by Hobbs' two unhappily married daughters and their husbands, he must help everyone with their problems to get some peace.
      Director
      Henry Koster
      Screenwriter
      Nunnally Johnson
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 56m
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