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Movie Review: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Rating: It's a keeper!!

This is one of the few movies that I make an effort to watch at least once a year. We usually watch it around Thanksgiving since that is the holiday in the movie. I really can't think of many other Thanksgiving movies.

Rating: It's a keeper!!

This is one of the few movies that I make an effort to watch at least once a year. We usually watch it around Thanksgiving since that is the holiday in the movie. I really can't think of many other Thanksgiving movies.

This isn't exactly a sleeper but I have met people who somehow managed to miss this one. This movie stars Steve Martin and John Candy as two inconvenienced travelers who are forced to join up to get home for the holidays. And hilarity ensues. You often hear that but in this movie it actually does.

This movie is in a category that I have come to describe as "everything goes wrong". There aren't that many movies in that group but I tend to like them. Others would be After Hours, The Out of Towners, The Sure Thing etc and one that I will have to add to my list, Clockwise. This movie pulls it off very well. Just when you think their problems are over life deals them another setback.

I would have to say the thing that brings me back to this movie over and over is the ending. I won't give it away but it is genuinely touching. This movie earns this ending unlike a lot of comedies that don't really seem to know how to end.

Steve Martin and John Candy are a comedy duo made in heaven. I don't think they made any other movies together but I wish they had. If you haven't seen it put it on the top of your list.


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