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A Truly Funny Family Movie
- el debbo
A real time capsule...Stewart and O'Hara are typical mid-century parents, dismayed to find their grown children marrying total strangers. That's right, it was a new transient America. And although there is love galore in this family, it's not saccharine...when Jimmy Stewart is exasperated with his obnoxious grandson, he says so. When the grown daughters are struggling in their marriages, it shows. It's cool to see Minerva Urecal at the start of the movie, a stack of towels across her arms, staring at Stewart, just exactly as she did in Harvey when she prepared to give him his Welcome-to-the-Asylum bath! And it's cool to see the knob on top of the newell post come off in Stewart's hand, as it did in Wonderful Life. Back to Mr. Hobbs, it's very real in so many ways, very touching, and as I said above, funny. I laugh out loud every time I watch it, and I own the dvd, so I view it whenever I need an hour and a half of cocoon time. 5 glittering stars over the Pacific.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
- Mr. Blandings
Disasterously, chronically unfunny film with a nasty streak. Stewart must have taken the paycheck for this one and run.
Wit, fun, and great acting
Anything with Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O'Hara is bound to be a hit and this movie doesn't disappoint.The shower scene with Jimmy Stewart is HILARIOUS and very well done. The husband-wife dialogue between Stewart and O'Hara is genuine and, from the beginning, spot on. Definitely a movie for everyone!
Fond Memories of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
- Cathy Brown
This movie was just plain fun. If only we could have all had a vacation like this one. I loved it then as a teenager and I still love it today as a grandmother. TCM please play it more often.
- John Tobar
James Stewart refers to the Albino teenager as a spook. I think.I know you try to show uncut but it depends on what you can find.
- william gauslow
I must have seen this movie as a teenager, about 15 times. At the age of 59, watching it again for the 16th time. I'm beginning to understand why I've stayed single without family. How many times does Jimmy Stewart carry those suitcases ? The blond in bathing suits is my favorite part of the movie.
Good Old-fashioned Fun
- Delving Eye
The most hilarious part is when James Stewart opens a card sent by Marie Wilson (who plays the wife of John MacGiver, Stewart's boss). The greeting inside, one word, makes me fall off the couch with laughter every time.
Good family film
I have seen this several times over the years. Enjoyed it every time. I was wondering where the house was located that was featured in the film? I also spot the painting of the sea captain from The Ghost and Mrs Muir in the entry way of the house.
A true "family" film.
Although we begin the story from the narrative point of view of James Stewart as the father, this movie quickly becomes the story of the whole family. There's a strong element of social satire to the film as a whole, yet neither the parents nor the children are condescended to. Normally, we'd see well-meaning but obtuse parents trying to squelch the antics of their free-wheeling, fun-loving kids, or misguided kids who need to be shown common sense by the all-knowing parents. This movie allows for both perspectives, much as "The Parent Trap" did, and that's what makes it such a success. Though Fabian was obviously brought aboard to attract younger audience members, this movie actually humanizes him in a way that most of his film appearances didn't. Add some other wonderful supporting performances, like John McGyver, Marie Wilson and John Saxon, and you've got a winner. It's a classic of its kind and well worth discovering if you don't know it already.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
I saw this movie a couple of times when i was a kid and absolutely loved it! i've always been nuts about Jimmy Stewart but this is my alltime favorite movie of his. My favorite part was how he dealt with his bratty grandson. TCM please show this one!!!
I watched this movie first before I ever knew how big of a star Jimmy Stewart was, but liked him immediately. I also loved Maureen O'Hara, (my purpose for watching the movie in the first place) This movie is funny and adorable.