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…
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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.
Not sure why this didn't hit home more.
It mostly still holds up. Of course many of the jokes haven’t really aged well, but moments like the swimming pool scene or every scene with Bill Murray still made me laugh damn hard.
One of my all time favourite comedies.
One of the all time comedy greats, still holds up today and on repeat viewings. Chase is at the top of his game, with great verbal wit and perfect timing. Murray's Carl Spackler is a dim-witted but loveable deviant and Dangerfield soars as an over-the-top douchebag. Infinitely quoteable, great soundtrack and the young cast holds their own against the heavyweights. The thing that really makes this a classic is that Ramis and co. infuse the film with heart, something it's imitators have in short supply. It can get crude but never feels mean spirited. RAT FARTS!
An excellent example of classic comedy. Caddyshack is still as funny today as it was 35 years ago when it premiered. I've watched this many times over the years and it still manages to make me laugh even though I'm anticipating/quoting each line. It's funny to think about how this was originally suppose to be entirely about the golf caddies and more specifically the character Danny Noonan's relationship with his girlfriend. I suppose that's what happens when you have a "supporting cast" made up of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, and Rodney Dangerfield. Caddyshack is one of my favorite comedies. I definitely recommend this to anyone who even remotely likes the genre.
A genuinely funny comedy. I HATE golf and I was laughing out loud. Definitely worth a rewatch!
I don't particularly like the comedy genre and this film helped me understand why. I cannot understand why this is often considered one of the funniest films ever because I found it irritating and hard to watch. Granted, some of the jokes were well thought through and witty, but most were just badly delivered or completely humourless. I did find Bill Murray to be very funny, in the few scenes that he was in, and Chevy Chase was bearable. But the rest of the cast, especially Rodney Dangerfield, just made me cringe and wince with how annoying or cheesy they were. However, I was willing to accept the plot of an exclusive golf course suffering from a bad customer and…
Directed by Harold Ramis, Music by Johnny Mandel (with songs by Kenny Loggins). 98 min. R. Starring: Michael O'Keefe (Danny Noonan), Chevy Chase (Ty Webb), Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik), Ted Knight (Judge Elihu Smails), Bill Murray (Carl Spackler), Sarah Holcomb (Maggie O'Hooligan), Scott Colomby (Tony D'Annunzio), Cindy Morgan (Lacey Underall), Dan Resin (Dr. Beeper), Henry Wilcoxon (The Bishop), Brian Doyle-Murray (Lou Loomis). A caddy at a snooty golf club puts himself in a tricky situation when he tries to win the favor of one of its members, Judge Smails, in order to win a scholarship for caddies – unfortunately, the judge is a horrible person. Honestly, the plot is near non-existent, and the film instead exists more as little vignettes for the many very funny characters that exist within it. This film has a very big reputation, and it's not bad at all (especially Murray's character), but I'm not sure it's worth the hype.
Doesn't quite hold up. Still a good watch of your nostalgic.
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