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REVIEW: Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

 

 

Seeing as We just finished celebrating Thanksgiving here in Canada, I thought I would review one of my favourite films from John Hughes and something that has become a Thanksgiving tradition for my family.

Neal Page (Steve Martin) is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to have a peaceful Thanksgiving with his family, but all Neal gets is misery. Misery in the form of Del Griffith (John Candy) a loud-mouthed, kindhearted and loveable shower ring salesman who leads Neal on a crosscountry chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey.

Filled with a whose who of Hollywood Royalty including Edie McClurg, Susan Kellerman and a cameo from Kevin Bacon as the Taxi racer this film is one of those rare cinematic treats filled with laughs at every turn, a killer soundtrack and a scene that holds the Guinness Book Of World Records for most F-Words in a movie scene (I am personally unsure how many times Steve Martin threw the F Bomb as I have never counted). But all in all this is a great film to watch with your family during the Thanksgiving holidays or anytime I would advise waiting until the kids are of the age of maturity though as that scene in the airport terminal might be a little graphic for young viewers. One That must be in everybody's collection, as it is one of John Candy's best he and Steve Martin have such good chemistry together.

Clip: "Those Aren't Pillows" courtesy MovieClips

 

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  • And the trailor is my fave scene :) HAHA. I love this movie.

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