National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off

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  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 4.3  (270)

National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off is a comedy film that was released in 1997. The movie tells the story of a middle-aged man named Ben Watson (played by Henry Winkler) who decides to take a week off from work to reconnect with his family. However, things don't go as planned and chaos ensues. Ben is a hardworking executive who has spent most of his time at work trying to provide for his family. His wife, Lorraine (played by Olivia d'Abo), and his two teenage children, Zoe and Zach (played by Brittney Powell and Ross Malinger), feel neglected and ignored by him. In an attempt to make up for lost time, Ben decides to take a week off from work and spend some quality time with his family.

The first day of Ben's week off starts off on the wrong foot when he accidentally sets his house on fire while trying to cook breakfast. From there, things only get worse. The family's pet dog goes missing, their car breaks down, and they are forced to stay in a rundown cabin without running water or electricity. Along the way, they encounter various characters, including a group of bikers and a flirtatious waitress.

As the days progress, Ben and his family begin to bond and reconnect. They participate in outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking, and they even have a water balloon fight. Ben also tries to connect with his children by asking them about their interests and discussing their future plans. Meanwhile, Lorraine has her own adventures, including a run-in with the bikers and a romantic encounter with a local handyman named Buck (played by Richard Jeni).

Despite the mishaps and setbacks, Ben and his family manage to have a good time and make some memories. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about the importance of family and making time for each other.

Overall, National Lampoon's Dad's Week Off is a lighthearted and entertaining film that will appeal to fans of comedy and family movies. The cast delivers solid performances, and the humor is both silly and relatable. While the plot may be somewhat predictable, the film's heartwarming message and themes make it a worthwhile watch.

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    1 hr 39 min
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    4.3  (270)