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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy? Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

If you want a nervewrecking yet heartwarming film about having the desire to like the unlikeable and love the unlovable, then it's time for you to visit your local video rental shop and grab a copy of this 1987 comedy film starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Neal Page (Steve Martin) just wanted to rush home for thanksgiving with his wife and kids. But then, a rain of bad luck came upon him starting with his flight cancellation due to bad weather and then his meeting with Del Griffith (John Candy), whom Neal finds as way too friendly for himself to like as a companion along the way. Together, they went into every kind of humorous disaster, any viewer would sympathize with Neal if having a person such as Del in one's life, either a blessing or a curse.

Having extreme opposite personalities, Neal never liked Del from the beginning but not until he realizes that Del once mentioned that he has no family of his own, no friend or person to be with for thanksgiving. So when the point came that they have already parted from their exhausting journey of flight delays and burning cars, he came back to get Del and brought him along.

This film is sure to make you cry in both times of laughter and heartmelting moments. The rhythm and lyrics of the song 'Everytime You Go Away' fit the last part of the film perfectly.

Steve Martin and John Candy are both great, natural actors that they can make you laugh even without the usual 'pushy' comedy stunts and lines.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a classic 'must see' movie, rightful to be watched with friends, family, and even your worst of enemies.
Published: 2008-02-20
Author: Auj Lazaro

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Auj writes best with coffee, cigarettes, and music.

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