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.
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.
It's okay, I guess.
Here's the thing with Caddyshack, you know exactly what you're getting within the first few minutes. It's very 80s even though it was made in the first year of the 80s and the opening credits tell you how 80s. A script written by the great Harold Ramis, starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and the great Bill Murray, a soundtrack by Kenny Loggins and to top it all of, a puppet gofer dancing. Caddyshack is about a teenager who is planning to go to college but he's not entirely set on it yet. To get the money for his college funds he has to work as a caddy and we follow him as he has a few really funny days. Chevy…
Ridiculous, juvenile, and aimless, yet it's also hilarious and memorable. Most times I see Caddyshack playing on tv, I can't help but stop and watch even just a little.
Easily one of the most classic and hilarious comedies of the original. Bill Murray rules. FREEZE GOPHER! If you don't know that then you don't know caddyshack
I personally have always preferred the Zucker Brothers and Abrahams' humor over Harold Ramis, but I see the appeal.
Watch it for the Rodney Dangerfield dance scene.
Didn't realize this was Harold Ramis, but now I'm not surprised it's so great. Very memorable comedy if nothing else.
This is a 10 outta 10 movie for me. It’s amazing. To make a truly funny movie might be one of the hardest things to make. I have seen this movie so many times and it still makes me laugh. It’s hard to believe that it came out in 1980 the same year as Raging Bull that I just watched. This is what a great movie should be… A movie that you can watch over and over and it never gets old. All the performances are incredible. However, I did notice one weird thing. Cindy Morgan, the bombshell actress in the film has a scene where she struts to the diving board of a swimming pool and she has the most boring not sexy bathing suit ever. …a black one-piece. I wonder why they chose that one?
Pierce Hawthorne, Thornton Melon und Commissioner Gordon spielen Golf, während John Bosley versucht, einen Maulwurf (oder sowas in der Art) zu erlegen.
Und das ist eigentlich auch das Highlight hier. Bill Murray gegen das Ungeziefer sorgt für ne Menge Spaß. Der Rest leider irgendwie nicht so wirklich. Ich hatte den Film als viel lustiger in Erinnerung, aber irgendwie scheint er einfach schlecht gealtert zu sein. Die Charaktere sind durchgehend unsympathisch, was zwar so sein soll, mir aber gar nicht gefällt, und niemand sorgt hier wirklich für Lacher. Erst in der letzten halben Stunde kommen dann doch noch ein paar ganz gute Gags, aber da ist es dann auch schon zu spät.
Nicht der Oberhammer, den ich Erinnerung hatte. Schade. Aber Bill Murray und Chevy Chase hätten mehr Filme zusammen machen sollen. Die Szene zwischen den Beiden ist das klare Highlight hier.
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