Planes, Trains And Automobiles


(out of 5)

 is trying to get home for Thanksgiving but is delayed when weather conditions force his plane to land in another state. Unable to rent a car, he hitches a ride with a loud and obnoxious travelling salesman () and thus begins a treacherous adventure that he will never forget. Martin and Candy survive nasty motels, bumpy train rides, run-ins with local yokels and even their car catching on fire until they can finally reach their destination, all the while detesting each other completely and unable to reconcile their vast differences. Fantastic performances put across this fun adventure, one that sometimes lacks for comedy but makes up for it in genuine warmth, particularly towards the last third. John Hughes hasn’t got what it takes to show Steve Martin off as well as movies like All Of Me or Roxanne do, but he does get enough chemistry between the two leads to make this film worth watching to the end.

Paramount Pictures, Hughes Entertainment

USA, 1987

Directed by

Screenplay by John Hughes

Cinematography by

Produced by John Hughes

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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