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Planes, Trains and Automobiles
What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
I really hate this film.....
BECAUSE EVERY TIME I SEE IT, IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY AND THEN I WANT TO DANCE, BOOGIE WOOGIE, DO SOMERSAULTS AND BACKFLIPS, POP AND LOCK AND EVEN A TWIRL AND A FAME JUMP OR TWO BUT I CAN'T BECAUSE I'M BUILT LIKE AN ELEPHANT AND HAVE THE MOTOR SKILLS OF A PREGNANT HIPPO!!!!
And I really, really miss John Candy....
The Jerk and Uncle Buck as the oldest looking teenagers to ever star in a John Hughes coming-of-age-road-trip film. A taxi race with Kevin fuckin' Bacon. The first time you see John Candy's facial expressions. A bitchy flight attendant. A semi-boring sounding Ben Stein. Shower-curtain-rings are fuckin' cool. A million bucks short of being a millionaire. Hypoallergenic pillows. Extreme-sinus-cleaning. Waking up next to Del. Those aren't fuckin' pillows! A broken train. A yabba dabba doo bus ride. The invisible automobile. The fuckin' rental-car counter. You're fucked! An autographed Daryl Strawberry earring. Being grabbed by your dick. Precious moments don't come back. Almost hitting a deer. A car-honking contest. You're going the wrong fuckin' way! Two dollars and a Casio watch. A melted speedometer. Del knows a lot of fuckers. Realizing family is everything. Funny as fuck. Steve Martin is gold. John Candy is fuckin' hilarious. Fuck, I miss him. RIP Mr. Candy. RIP Mr. Hughes.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is classic John Hughes: The 80's soundtrack plastered over every scene, the risible and preposterously entertaining scenarios and of course, the introduction of sentimentalism that inconsistently succeeds. Hughes's distinguishable style is never seamless, but he sure knows how to fabricate an enjoyable jaunt, even if that jaunt is disjointed in its execution.
Neal Page has one modest wish for the thanksgiving holidays; to see his family. To do this he must catch a plane; seemingly simple task. However, as the title indicates, problems arise and he will have to board some trains and automobiles too. Indeed, he is not alone on this distressing expedition -- Del Griffith, a scruffy but munificent chap offers a hand and…
John Hughes' "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" finds the director leaving behind his typically youthful characters and focusing on a new breed of comic ne'er-do-well: the adult business man. Combining road trip comedy with odd couple shenanigans, '80s gloss, and a note of absurdity, Hughes' observation of Murphy's Law taking its toll on the aformentioned adult is a rich, layered, and wholly lovable piece of work.
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is built around one man's attempt to get home for the Thanksgiving holiday and his consistent predicament of bumping into a bumbling yet kind Midwest salesman. Anything that could go wrong does as the two schlep hilariously toward Chicago from New York. The story is universal, the comedy is textured, and…
"THOSE ARENT PILLOWS!"
Best Thanksgiving movie ever. I know that Free Birds starring Owen Wilson is a cinematic classic but I like this the most. I'm certain that the script was one page that just said "Steve Martin and John Candy say stuff." They play off eachother excellently.
"If I wanted a joke, I'd follow you into the john and watch you take a leak".
Heartfelt, relateable and hysterically funny, Planes, Trains & Automobiles is a film I keep returning to, often when I'm down in the dumps as it holds a very curative effect.
The magical fusion of physical + situational humor, performed by two of the most brilliant comedic geniuses who have ever walked the planet, worked wonders this time too.
Top notch laugh riots are still being made in this day and age, but I doubt we'll ever have the pleasure of one as perfect as this one again.
I mean, Jonah Hill and his likes are funny n' all, but they're no John Candy.
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is the definition of a classic.
There isn't a moment where I wasn't invested in the story and having a blast while doing it.
I found myself constantly laughing. Then I was getting emotional. I didn't realize how deep this movie is. There's one particular scene where John Candy and Steve Martin arguing at the beginning. John Candy gives this wonderful speech that really touched me.
Here's the scene: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIwhjp_c1d0
I was touched by that scene and the ending just finally did it.
It was just beautiful.
This is what I've been missing from my life.
I miss you John Candy!
They really did it this time
An undeniable comedy classic that never fails to make me laugh out loud and get me choked up at the same time despite the overtly manipulative machinations of Hughes.
Subtly was never one of Hughes's strong suits as a director. The way he hits you over the head with emotional beats almost makes you hate him, but yet there is enough wit and charm and, most importantly, humanity in his films that makes you forgive his indulgences. "PT&A" may be one of his most calculated creations but it succeeds in spite of itself and the perfect casting and performances of Martin and Candy elevates it to comedy gold status.
Martin's exasperation, desperation, and explosive condescension are a joy to watch.…
Me the whole time in Se7en voice: what's in the boooxxxx?!
I watched this on AMC & they bleeped all of the bad stuff 😇
Had to watch it by myself since apparently it's too sad for the lady.
The ending, man. The ending starts to pull this movie apart due to overacting and a sudden turn of directing for the last third. I feel that perhaps I am a little too judgmental, but it makes the film start to feel wishy washy and looses the momentum of the film. John Hughes has given us memorable endings(even if some of them are flatter than others) but why does this one really start to crumble? Maybe because it tries to push the message quickly through our teeth rather than letting it simmer throughout the film.
I quite enjoyed Steve Martin in this film. He was cynical when he needed to be, but we also understood him when he was feeling guilty. There were moments that are kinda unbelievable, but its a pretty feel good film.
Wow! I was expecting to like this film at the very most enjoy it, but I loved it.
I love these films that are a journey where we follow these characters and it all comes together like in Forrest Gump or Mary Poppins. But unlike the film studios I previously mentioned, this film was actually a journey. It was also a rollercoaster of emotions. Some bits nearly made me cry, some bits had me laughing out loud and others had me questioning my very way of living.
But, frankly, with two acting geniuses and one of the best directors of the 80's, I'm not surprised I loved this film.
29. November 2016
The best Thanksgiving film ever.
"Those aren't pillows!!!"