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John Candy is comfortably in character as a ne're-do-well uncle who is called to care for two nieces and a nephew. The kids transform his rough demeanor and he emerges as an effective surrogate parent. The predictable picture begins with good intentions, but the slob humor and the sitcom material eventually wear thin. John Hughes, who is most at home with teen social comedies, directs with an unsteady hand. Also with Jean Kelly and Gaby Hoffman.