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Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation

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6.81 h 56 min1962X-RayPG
When grumpy grandpa Roger Hobbs (James Stewart) suggests a quiet vacation to his lovely wife Peggy (Maureen O’Hara), he’s thinking of a romantic break for just the two of them. What he gets, however, is something quitedifferent! Before he knows what’s happening, Peggy has organised a full family reunion - in the oldest, ugliest andmost dangerous beach house ever!Now Rogers life has beco...
Directors
Henry Koster
Starring
James StewartMaureen O'HaraFabian
Genres
ComedyKids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
John SaxonMarie Wilson
Studio
Twentieth Century Fox
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1030 global ratings

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  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Darth MaciekReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
A nice, gentle, relaxing, heart-warming film about holidays in hell... Also a great lesson in love which conquers all... ENJOY!
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I spend a really nice, relaxing moment watching this 1962 comedy - even if it is not a great masterpiece, I liked it A LOT! Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

This is the story of Roger Hobbs (James Stewart), an overworked banker and father of four, aged 50+, who once wanted to spend nice, relaxing holidays with just his wife of many years and a copy of "War and Peace". But as his wife Peggy (Maureen O'Hara) invited the whole family (two married older daughters, their husbands and their children as well as two younger children) and her Finnish cook to come as well, expectations for nice relaxing holidays were greatly reduced. Then, once in place, Mr Hobbs and his tribe discovered THE HOUSE... And later things just went from bad to worse...)))

Well, we all saw many films on the topic "Holidays in hell" in which the father is usually the one who takes the worse hits - but the charm of this particular one is that it is gentle, warm and soothing, even when the pater familias is put through all kind of ordeals, some of them quite... extraordinary...))) Unlike in more modern things, there is nothing mean, vulgar or dirty in this film. Even when some obnoxious, unsufferable characters appear, they actually provide us with more laughs - and I for one, when watching them, I felt more amusement (and a little bit of pity) than anything else...

James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara are just perfect as a married couple who with time became a PERFECT team. His olympic calm, quite confident competence and sardonic sense of humour and her gentle but firm bossyness and also soooo feminine wiles are a pleasure to watch - because it is clear from the first moment that those two people love one another dearly and that they also love their wonderful/horrible children (and even more wonderful/horrible grandchildren) even more and would do anything for them. And they will actually have to do a lot...)))

Aging Finnish cook Brenda, sluttish brainless gold digger Marika, a very peculiar plumber and the even more peculiar plumbing of THE HOUSE provide many discreet, but nice gags. John Saxon and Fabian play minor, but important roles and they are very good.

The whole film ends very well, with all troubles and problems more or less solved - sometimes quite unexpectedly...

I watched this film after a very hard day at the office and with help of just one beer I had GREAT TIME and it cheered me up no end. A recommended viewing if you need a heart-warming nice little comedy with good actors, clever but gentle gags and a great lesson in love. ENJOY!
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Master of the ClicheReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 July 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
No French!
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The DVD was in French with no English subtitles. Unfortunately, I don't speak French.
techpunkedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really funny and silly
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Awesome movie. Me and my wife love it. Really funny and silly 😊😋
katie fordReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Check the region!
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Received item only to discover it won’t play as it’s a different region. No mention of this in description.
Gipsy RebelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Laughable as well as watchable
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If you like a good family film to watch on a Sunday afternoon, then this is the movie to watch. James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara are two of my favourite actors, and I did find it quite comical also. It's definitely watchable.
J WadeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgic film
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Good fun film.
James AndersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 December 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
... and Maureen O'Hara but far from one of Stewart's best. Some amusing scenes though
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An enjoyable film largely because of Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O'Hara but far from one of Stewart's best. Some amusing scenes though, particularly the shower and door knob one!
Chantal XhaflaireReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
a good comedy
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It arrived late but better late than never, this is a good old comedy, James Stewart and Maureen O'hara are just perfect as the parents confronted to the gap of generation, I'd seen it long ago and it is still pleasant to watch
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