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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…
"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.
''I've never seen a guy get picked up by his testicles before. Lucky for you that cop passed by when he did, or you'd be lifting your snutz to tie your shoes.''
Well wasn't this quite the delight!
Now I see what all the fuss about Steve Martin and John Candy is; comic timing balanced with genuine emotion. Both play brilliantly off each other through scene after scene of comic gold, seasoned with a big dash of Candy heart. Assured Direction from Hughes goes a long way too.
The hire car abuse scene I will never forget, nor the tears in candy's eyes as Martin tears him down in the hotel room (despite the ham-fisted manipulative score being skewered into the mix - totally unnecessary!). The soundtrack dates it a little, but the scenario's are timeless.
A great night in!
John Candy's Best Performance!! great script, great characters, memorable scenes and lines and make you crack up laughing! one of my all-time favorite comedies!! if u have not seen this, do it asap!!
Está en Netflix y había oído buenos comentarios, así que hala. Y bueno,no está mal. Creo que me esperaba una comedia que se apoyase más en los gags, esperaba momentos de descojone, pero el humor nace más bien de la situación general, cada vez más desesperante, con algún pico de surrealismo. No sé, supongo que no es lo que quería ver, no he soltado ninguna carcajada. pero desde luego no es mala.
Salvo por la música.
Watch this movie. It's the best Thanksgiving movie.
Não passou na "regra dos 15 anos"
Four movies into Hughes' catalog (including "Ferris"), and I don't think I've cracked this filmmaker yet. I like his aesthetic - it's honest, simple; and I like his writing. But sometimes I wonder if what he's doing is a little TOO simple, like he's riding that traditional line just a bit too tightly. In all of his movies, there's genuine heart, though, even if it's easy or sentimental or predictable or whatever.
Bringing John Candy (who's awesome here) home for Thanksgiving is exacly the kind of honest, simple and touching human spin I'm talking about. If you make a film in earnest, and your actors are good, it loads mundane moments with meaning. You know that Candy's going to reveal at some point that his wife's gone, but the buried, nuanced sadness he gives his character makes that inevitability OK. Look down, reflect, tear up, smile. These tiny moments are the movie's legs.
My first Scavenger Hunt and its fifth task: "A holiday trip movie". This time it is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
If you find any mistakes, you can keep them.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a comedy I did not expect anything from since I never heard anything about it before but I was pleasantly surprised. I really do not have any idea what more I could say. The movie has many funny moments and is clearly better than most of today's comedies.
Overall rating: 8/10 or 4/5
Coming from a 14-year old, you'd be surprised by how much I like this movie. And no, it's not just because everybody else likes it. It's truly one of my favorite movies, if not my favorite movie of all time. It takes everything you would want in a movie and makes it even better.
Everything about this movie is funny too. I couldn't stop laughing at a couple scenes. Steve Martin and John Candy also have great chemistry, even though one hates the other. Anyways, starting last year I decided to watch it every Thanksgiving, and I do not regret it. I couldn't wait to watch it until Thanksgiving this year, so I decided to watch it earlier. That's how…
Basically Stockholm syndrome :P
Watching this made me realize what today’s movie landscape is missing—R rated comedies that don’t rely on their rating to garner laughs. With a few edits this could easily be a family comedy.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a timeless concept that still works all these years later because when you have the comedy talent of Steve Martin and John Candy matched with the storytelling of John Hughes it’s nearly impossible not to be funny. Not every joke is as sharp as it once was, but still this shows broad comedy can still be smart and effective.
Overweight, loveless, wood paneling, empty parking lots, basements, loners, madness, sadness, isolation, depression, fantasy, eccentric, filth, sleaze...
Charlie Kaufman, Todd…
Complete list. :-(