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.
Really really funny
Not Harold Ramis' best hour. Though it was his directorial debut. I've read some glowing reviews of this film that have left me thinking that I shouldn't have waited 35 years to watch it. Maybe I'd have been a fan had I watched it as a kid, but I'm not, I didn't & I'm certainly no golf fan!
An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher. - IMDB
Throughout the years of my life, I hadn't even seen Caddyshack from start to finish. I'm fairly certain that I've seen the whole film, just not in it's intended way. Until now.
I'm not sure whether it's because of the way that I watched it, or if it just doesn't really resonate with me, but I've never been the biggest fan.
Bill Murray is one of my favourite comedic actors, if not favourite. In this film, I'm just not a fan of his dimwit character. I prefer the dry, overly sarcastic Bill that we all know and love. Chevy seems a little different in this too.
Caddyshack is not so much a movie as it is a barrel of unending jokes, some of which work and some of which don’t. It definitely provides some laughs, with Murray, Chase and Dangerfield bringing their natural propensity for humor. However, the ridiculous overacting and the complete lack of technical proficiency don’t help the sorry excuse for a plot. Dumb dumb dumb.
I so often find myself liking comedies well enough, but wishing they had just a little bit more in the way of stakes, but this is a case where'd youd like to see a comedy go even lower stakes--the characters and production values would seem to much better fit a no-/low-stakes film, but between the scholarship, the climactic wagered round, and the inane gopher subplot, there's far too much attention paid to what feel like forced plot elements, and it doesn't help that the film vacillates in each case between focusing too heavily on them and virtually ignoring them for long stretches. This isn't the only way in which the film struggles to feel balanced; of the four adult leads,…
There’s a whole lotta weird shit going down in Caddyshack. The scene between Chevy Chase and Bill Murray – all improvised, reportedly – is one of the strangest I've ever seen in a mainstream comedy.
How can you not love this film?
Some of it has aged well, other bits haven't.
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