I don't usually post others' best-of/essential film compilations, since there are too many of them to keep track of, but…
The snobs against the slobs!
At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.
I was sitting at work earlier today when I heard the news that Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69. I had to stop what I was doing and take a moment to absorb the news. I was obviously saddened by the loss, but that was mixed with a few smiles as I recognized just how much joy the man had brought to my life.
Ramis wrote Animal House, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day, three comedy classics that are probably loved more now than they were upon their release. These are the types of films that don't need to be revisited to recall why they are beloved, as all you need to do is say the titles and…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Rodney Dangerfield behaves very disrespectfully towards Ted Knight in this film.
Harold Ramis was a writer, actor, director, and an all-round funny guy who knew how to make people laugh. A comedy legend courtesy of his gift as a writer, he always made funny people look even better with his creativity. This first film as a director may have been a box-office success back in 1980 and cemented Bill Murray's transition from Saturday Night Live to genuine movie star, but unfortunately isn't Ramis's finest work. If I'm honest, he was a better writer than he was director (Groundhog Day aside), but this slapstick comedy does have its moments.
This film set around a posh Country Club shows the differing lifestyles of its members and focuses on the downtrodden caddies that try…
Viewed on DVD
Caddyshack is one of those movies I've seen so many scenes of, I thought I'd seen the film before.
The gopher. Bill Murray chasing the gopher. Ted Knight getting angry. Ted Knight getting angry at Rodney Dangerfield. The Baby Ruth scene.
Today I saw all of these scenes in order for the first time.
Caddyshack is a very funny movie and one that you will need to see a few times to catch all of the subtle lines, which is the reason this film is viewed so often.
Even as I can acknowledge how rough some of the filmmaking is, even if it's an ideological clash between the anti-establishment '70s and the materialistic '80s, even if the pregnancy fake-out subplot never makes an ounce of sense, I will never not love this movie.
Classic 80's comedy with great turns from: Chavy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and comedy god-Bill Murray.
Perhaps a tiny bit overrated in my opinion because they are as been plenty of funnier comedies out there including many made with the stars of this movie.
Silly but frequently funny.
This is a movie that has a three or four minute sequence where a girl drops candy (a Twix bar? An ice cream pop? A chocolate covered pickle?) in a pool and everyone yells "doodie." Then Bill Murray bites into it.
Caddyshack kinda sucks, but not in the lazy way that might get a "your movie sucks" outta me. It's trying, I just found it really unfunny. It also tries to be sexy sometimes, but I didn't find it sexy despite finding Cindy Morgan beautiful.
By all accounts, Caddyshack went through so many edits, rewrites and revisions that the end product was totally unrecognisable from what Harold Ramis started out with – and it shows. In fact, it’s hard to think of a more anarchic, chaotic, incoherent 80s comedy – at least a mainstream comedy – as we’re taken through a series of running jokes that are never given space or time to run, characters and character traits that appear out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly, and a truly bewildering array of comic styles and signatures that never settle into a unified atmosphere or ambience. Nominally, it’s about the rivalry between two golf caddies – Danny Noonan (Michael O’Keefe) and Tony D’Annunzio (Scott…
I will never love this movie like some do. It's crass, outdated and kind of a mess, but dumb as it is, it still makes me laugh.
There are few movies that collect such a fantasy cast together with an amazing script, the best thing is Bill Murray. It's a classic cult film that shows how these up and comers will take over the comedy world.
Maybe the best final line in movie history.
The actor who played the gopher was great.
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