Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
They're the best of friends... And they've got the scars to prove it.
To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.
The John Hughes-scripted, Peter Faiman-directed "Dutch" feels like it is cobbled together from chunks of better Hughes scripts, but it is still a fun, remarkably moving comedy. Following an odd couple pairing heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday, the film may come off as consisting of rejected pages from "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" and "Home Alone," but it is a worthy, sometimes charming piece of work.
"Dutch" follows Dutch Cooley, an apparently working class, regular Joe, as he escorts his girlfriend's jerk of a son back to her for Thanksgiving. The two in no way get along, but Dutch is determined to put his best face forward and try to tolerate the intolerable school boy. A series of road-based adventures…
Love this movie. Hadn't seen it in years.
I love this movie. I usually watch it every year around Thanksgiving.
Strange: Part of the buddy-buddy craze of the late eighties/early nineties. It was movies like this that ruined it for everyone else.
Funny , witty , 90's heartwarming film
and today I realized the kid is Mark from Empire records, he was one of my BIG 90's-2000' crush... he is just so adorable ...
Passable road trip movie about a mother's boyfriend bringing her son home for Thanksgiving. Nothing special, but not terrible.
Wish I would have watched this one growing up. Its the kind of movie I would have loved as a kid. Still a good John Hughes script though. Think of this as Planes, Trains, and automobiles junior. Ed O Neil as the everyman had a good dynamic with the kid, but I could tell the part was written for John candy. 3/5
I know... I know... This is NOT John Hughes best work. The formula that had made Hughes so popular (Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck) is starting to stretch thin with this film. Still, Ed O'Neil is enough of a comedian to make this work. He is a funny enough to be a goofball guy and a serious middle class worker at the same time.
Dutch Dooley is a pretty obscene character, and so I found him extremely unlikable at first.. However, the middle class worker vs. the elitism privileged angle works perfectly and Dooley becomes far more likable as the movie moves along.
The plot is simple and predictable, and so is the ending.. But it's a fairly entertaining…
Saw this movie when i was a little boy (24 years ago). I laughed my ass off whaha!
One of those nebulous holiday movies where I can never remember if it's Christmas or Thanksgiving. (Christmas, I think). This is one of those overbearingly obnoxious movies that I like just because it came out in the nineties. All movies from the nineties get a free pass (and most of the movies from the eighties as well).
"nothing burps better than bacon"
I remember seeing this a couple times as a kid so maybe there is some nostalgia working here, but even seeing it now I dont think its as bad as people say. Its like some hybrid of Plans,Trains and Home Alone. It gets a bit saggy after the hour mark and has some groan worthy slapstick but at its core has kind of an interesting buddy road movie vibe. There is something to be said about how Ed O'Neill can get the crap beat out of him and just get up, dust himself off and then threaten that person. Kind of makes me wish he did more action movies.
This is one of those movies I would always see on TV when I was younger, but it was always edited, or I missed the beginning or something. Being able to see it from beginning to end, unedited, well... I liked it a lot! And not only is it fun and funny, but it has a heartwarming message, too. Lol.
The world needs more Thanksgiving flicks. Especially high quality ones such as this underrated box office bomb from 1991. Shout out to John Hughes for penning yet another gem.
As far as Thanksgiving movies go, the crop is thin, but John Hughes has given us two of them. The benchmark is of course Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Dutch is the other and is basically a retread of the aforementioned classic with Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry taking the place of Steve Martin and John Candy. Using the same formula more than once does not bother me outright. The comparisons are obvious and for many they are grating. I get that and even agree to a certain extent. Where Planes, Trains and Automobiles glided gracefully from comedy to drama effortlessly, Dutch has trouble doing so. That, to me, is the biggest problem with this movie.
Dutch is a mishmash of…
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