Planes, Trains And Automobiles
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Planes, Trains And Automobiles (DVD)
Steve Martin and John Candy star in John Hughes’ classic tale of holiday travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight adverti sing execut ive trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. When his flight is r erouted to Wichita, he reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), a n obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-coun try adventure that includes various m odes of transportation, hilarious mishaps, and unforgettable rental car shenanigans. Planes, Trains an d Automobiles is “a screwb all comedy with a heart” (Roger Ebert, Chicag o Sun-Times). Now with all-new bonus features, the “Those Aren’t Pillows !” Edition is a perfect holiday treat that lasts all year.]]>
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Neil Page (Steve Martin) plays an uptight advertising executive trying to get home to his family in Chicago for Thanksgiving. Page’s plans and attitude changes when he meets the loveable, if somewhat grating shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). Through a series of spectacular incidents, the polar opposites become bonded together as they make their way throughout the Midwest in an effort to get Neil home for Thanksgiving.
Beyond having two comedy masters in Candy and Martin and the grand vision of John Hughes, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles succeeds in my view because the situation is highly realistic---I mean who hasn’t had a trip that hasn’t gone according to plan? The viewer feels like he could be one of these characters either the desperate to get home Neil Page who wants time with his family or Del Griffith who is desperate for a friend or in a broader sense a home.
Watched it with friends, laughed, laughed some more, groaned, then laughed again.
Classic movie involving one guy who is just unlucky every which way he turns, and another guy who seems to land on his feet somehow but is about as irritating as it's possible for one person to be. One to watch.
When his flight is rerouted to Wichita, he reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), and obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure that includes various m odes of transportation, hilarious mishaps, and unforgettable rental car shenanigans. PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES is "all comedy with a heart" all year round.
PLAINS, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES even got 2 thumbs up from Siskel & Ebbert during its theatrical release on Thanksgiving weekend of 1987 and was a financial success, grossing over $49,500,000 in America on a production budget of nearly $30,000,000 and it displayed Hughes powers at their height as well as Steve Martin & John Candy in their 2 best roles.