Thursday, November 25, 2010
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
All Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants is to get home in time for Thanksgiving. Instead, his flight gets cancelled and he's stuck travelling with loud shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy).
Like I said in the intro, Ferris Bueller's Day Off was the only other John Hughes movies I've seen. But through that I knew what to expect. Martin and Candy have some great scenes together. Priceless dialogue ("Those aren't pillows!"), perfect timing and a hilarious use of Murphy's law make Planes, Trains and Automobiles a must-see for the holidays.
My Rating: *****
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Planes is one of my top 10 comedies, Martin and Candy are on fine form, the script is razor sharp with many laugh out loud moments even on repeat viewings and its always a handy one to remember when playing seven degrees of Kevin Bacon. Glad you enjoyed it, now get on with watching more of Hughes' work. Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles and Weird Science would be my recommendations.ReplyDelete