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The Great Outdoors
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The Great Outdoors (1988)

6.6 PG
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June. 17,1988
Duration: 91min
Country: US
Original Language: en
Director: Howard Deutch
Plot: For the outdoorsy Chicagoan Chet Ripley, his wife Connie, and their two kids, Buck and Ben, it was a holiday. Nevertheless, Connie's intrusive brother-in-law Roman Craig, his wife Kate, and their two kids ruin a quiet weekend of fishing at a lake house in Wisconsin. As the vacation goes on, the stuffy Craig family and the Ripleys start to get along less and less.
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening, Lucy Deakins
Keywords: holiday, best friend, roommate, cabin, family holiday, wisconsin, grizzly bear, attachment to nature

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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6.9 PG
Release Date: 1989-02-17
Duration: 90min
Country: US
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Genre: Comedy, Family
Release Date: 1990-11-16
Duration: 103min
Country: US
Plot: Kevin, the family's eight-year-old youngest, is left at home when an untoward incident occurs while the group is out enjoying the Christmas holidays. They have been in the field for some time, so nothing can be done, but Mom and Dad are worried. Whenever Kevin is at home, his house is transformed into a "playground," and he is pleased. Kevin's home was targeted by two robbers. Kevin had his own aesthetically pleasing "playground organ" at home, so the two naive robbers played a "game" while laughing as they crept into his home. Is Kevin able to win this "game" in the end?
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
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Release Date: 1992-11-19
Duration: 120min
Country: US
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Little Miss Sunshine
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: 2006-07-26
Duration: 102min
Country: US
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4.1 R
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6.3
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6.1
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Buddymoon (2016)

6.1
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Release Date: 2016-07-01
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Release Date: 2007-05-17
Duration: 93min
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Funny Farm
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Funny Farm (1988)

6.2 PG
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Release Date: 1988-06-03
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7.2 PG-13
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Freaky Friday (1976)

6.3 G
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Release Date: 1976-12-17
Duration: 95min
Country: US
Cast: Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, John Astin, Patsy Kelly, Dick Van Patten
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Mac and Me (1988)

3.4 PG
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Release Date: 1988-08-12
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Country: US
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