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.
The actor who played the gopher was great.
Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murrary are fun and its a nice summertime movie but Chevy Chase's bits really lag. Also:Why Kenny Loggins?! Must he be the voice of disgruntled youth at the dawn of the 80s? Surely Ramis and Buds could have consulted Jon Belushi about scoring some punk rock songs,no? Ah well, give this lil lady a watch if you haven't.
Although entertaining, it feels like a somewhat directionless comedy since there are an unusual amount of scenes that don't quite mesh with the others. It does look like it was made in 1980, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Lots of people love this movie. I don't understand why.
Best viewed when stoned to the bejeezus belt.
Caddyshack is not only a messy collection of annoying, aimless scenes at a country club, but it is also an unfunny catastrophe with an ego far above its shallowness. Caddyshack is one of the early comedies where the director does anything but "direct", vanquishing any feeling of a brain behind the camera, but instead feels like a robot is constructing the scenes. Like the actors (besides Bill Murray), the story, and the director, the characters have no idea what they're doing, leading to a movie without a purpose, except to get some pity chuckles from the people who paid money to see it.
Caddyshack can't figure out who this movie is about, and doesn't feature people who are strong enough…
Aside from Billy Murray and Rodney Dangerfield who both bring this movie a bit of energy it sorely lacks in most scenes, i didn't really love this movie or really find this that funny aside from scenes with either of them, the movie isn't completely laugh free mind you without Murray's and Dangerfield's scenes, but they do bring most of the laughs here, at least for me. Chevy Chase, who is usually like in stuff like Fletch or Spies Like Us isn't that great here, he gets a few good lines but still he feels a bit underused, the pacing isn't super great and the film doesn't really have a plot, which could have given this some structure and make…
Puede ser que las comedias de los 80s caducaron, o soy yo? Todas mis últimas incursiones en ese género fueron decepcionantes y creo que solamente algunos clásicos están a la altura de lo que le exigimos hoy en día a una comedia.
Ésta es la primera de Ramis y parece hecha por adolescentes inexpertos que se lanzaron a la comedia: tiene tetas, porros, escatología a granel y mucha irreverencia para con los seniors respetables del club de golf. La peli me pareció bastante libre: no tiene arcos, conflicto, actos, nada de eso. Pero para toda la libertad que se procura... no hace nada! Bill Murray se la pasa persiguiendo el muñeco de un topo subterráneo toda la película en un…
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