These are films reviewed on the cult movie podcast Junk Food Dinner ( www.junkfooddinner.com/ ).
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…
I'm a big fan of Married with Children. Combine that and the fact that I watched this a lot (on laserdisc) growing up, this movie is an easy win for me.
Love this movie. Hadn't seen it in years.
This movie is criminally underrated.
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.
This is my favorite Thanksgiving film. I watch it every fucking year. Ethan Embry is such a little shit. He could probably kick my ass though.
nothing burps better than bacon
Fuck it, 3 and a half stars, cus its (barely) a thanksgiving movie and ed o'niell is awesome. Also a good amount of testicle kicks and a reference to a convention for whores.
One of my all time favorites. Dutch is a awesome American working class hero. Great Holiday film also. I love this movie.
John Hughes wrote this garbage.
It so wants to be a touching and heartwarming Thanksgiving comedy/drama. It does not achieve this in any way.
I was told this was a Hockey movie revolving around Thanksgiving. Not a stitch of hockey in this movie, except for the hockey stick that Ed O'Neill's Dutch straps the bratty kid to as he carries him out of his boarding school.
But that's not a reason to hate this film.
Ed's up-and-down goofy-and-serious performance is a reason.
Ethan Embry's horrible kid with no redeeming values is a reason.
JoBeth Williams' absentee mother is a reason.
The terrible score by Alan Silvestri is a reason.
Hughes' mashed-together script is a reason.
The horrible editing is a…
Guilty pleasure, right here. It's another Thanksgiving film penned by John Hughes (that guy must have LOVED turkey day), except this time he didn't direct. Really, this is just a carbon copy of Planes, Trains & Automobiles, except the leads are played by a man and a kid who don't like each other, instead of two grown men who don't like each other. But hey, I liked it! I'm a fan of Ed O'Neil (despite never having watched Married...with Children) and here, he shows up to work, putting a lot of work into something that flopped big time at the box office. Poor Ed... This is currently streaming on Netflix and is great fodder if you just need something mindless to get you through until the next serious film. Recommended.
Sure... this is definitely not an award winning film.... but I enjoyed it. It is a fun and silly movie. It felt like a fun twist on the film Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Ed O'Neill was great as Dutch... and the kid was pretty good too. Definitely worth the time put in to watch it but there is better out there.
To me the film, "Dutch" is an unappreciated holiday gem from the 90s. John Hughes wrote the script, yes THAT John Hughes. Ed O'Neill is great and Ethan Embry plays the rich snooty brat so good, that you want to kick his teeth in.
Written and co-produced by John Hughes, but not one of his better works...
Its "Home Alone" meets Al Bundy around Thanksgiving.
The movie is decent, there were a few funny moments. But, also some questionable ones, like when Dutch leaves his girlfriend's son on the roadside alone...
I watched this on Netflix. Skip this unless your looking for some Thanksgiving type movies.
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