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You'll be doin' the Mess Around 'cause THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!,
This review is from: Planes, Trains And Automobiles [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A stellar performance from Steve Martin and the late, great John Candy.
I don't know where that guys doing the Editorial Reviews are coming from, this movie is great!
Steve Martin is stuffy ad executive Neil "I can take anything" Page and John Candy is the bungling but warm-hearted shower-curtain-ring guy (I know what you mean), Del "Extra set of fingers" Griffith. We follow this mismatched pair half way across the States and back again as they encounter one crisis after another. As the title says, our heros travel whatever way they can to get to Chicago- from planes to trains to cars.
One of the funniest scenes is when after Del gets his coat caught behind the driver's seat, panics and sends the car on a tailspin causing him to go the wrong way down the Interstate. We see their car get caught between two semis. During the squeeze, Neil looks and sees Del as the Devil, complete with pitchfork and horns.
In all, this movie is great! You will not be disappointed, that I can promise you because it's "filled with helium, which makes it 10% lighter."
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Initial post: Apr 19, 2008 11:59:46 AM PDT
Robert S. Shields says:
I completely agree, this movie is a classic and the editorial review is not on the mark. Many times I have been at a social gathering when the subject of movie comedies comes up, and repeating the line in the movie where "Owen" has come to the motel in his pickup to take Del and Neal to the, starts a marathon of other's memories of the film: "Train don't run out of Wichita... unlessin' you're a hog or a cattle. [Clears his throat] People train runs out of St-st-st-stubbville. "
Posted on Nov 26, 2008 7:33:13 PM PST
nigel love says:
Marshall Fine appears to be an idot
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2011 5:57:06 PM PDT
J. SHARP says:
Neal: "What do you think the temperature is?"
Posted on Feb 1, 2012 7:57:14 AM PST
D. Moore says:
I agree completely. This movie is heartwarming, true to life, and funny all at the same time. There is a lot to be said for exposing people's foibles, idiosynchracies and stereotypes as effortlessly as was done here. If the reviewer wanted a wall to wall knee slapper, he needed to choose a different film to watch.
"Those are the precious moments. You don't get those back." I miss Candy.
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