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Thursday, November 27, 2008

In honour of American Thanksgiving, here are James P.’s thoughts on the classic Holiday movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

This will also be starting a series profiling Christmas and Holiday movies both new and old. These films will not be rated out of stars.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Release Date November 25th, 1987

Rated PG for strong language and sexual humour

John Hughes (dir.)

Steve Martin as Neal Page

John Candy as Del Griffith

Laila Robins as Susan Page

Michael McKean as State Trooper

Kevin Bacon as Taxi Racer

Dylan Baker as Owen

Edie McClurg as Car Rental Agent


Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Review By John C.

Even though I am not American, every year for American Thanksgiving, I make it a point to watch John Hughes’ classic comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Although it is hilarious, it is also surprisingly sad and moving. Partly because of the back story of shower curtain ring salesmen Del Griffith, and partly because of John Candy. It is already an excellent performance, but the fact that he died at too young an age, makes it even more heartfelt and poignant. This is a holiday movie with true heart, and true laughs. This is a great movie and a true holiday classic, if you haven’t already seen it, go out and watch it. It is really worth buying, because if you watch it once, you will want to make it a yearly tradition. Go relax and enjoy.

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