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Neal Page is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all Neal Page gets is misery. Misery named Del Griffith — a loud mouthed, but nevertheless lovable, salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey. Steve Martin (Neal) and John Candy (Del) are absolutely wonderful as two guys with a knack for making the worst of a bad situation. If it's painful, funny, or just plain crazy, it happens to Neal and Del in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Every traveller's nightmare in a comedy-come-true!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It is, of course, always a pleasure to watch Martin's steam-gauge face register his rising internal pressures and to witness his exquisitely expressed blowoffs. But Candy offers even more insinuating delights.
Fresh: Man versus technology has been one of the staples of screen comedy since the earliest silent days, and Hughes makes the most of the format here packing as many of the frustrations of modern life as he can into this calamitous travelog of roadside America.
Fresh: The script and direction by Hughes ... amount to wobbly passes that Martin and Candy turn into touchdowns anyway.
Fresh: A riotously springy holiday knockabout.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Funniest John Candy movie EVER! You will laugh until it hurts and then laugh some more. Steve Martin at his best. Rest in peace John
Classic!Steve Martin and John Candy are awesome together.lt to bad that candy died he was teriffic actor!!
Really funny (and touching)
These guys could have been Hope and Crosby. It's a great movie. For the most part, people really don't want to be seated next to the overly gregarious misfit and then they pray they don't have to talk to them because once they do it's hard to find an out. Now get stuck on a journey with that person through one mis-step after another. Both characters stay human and that's why this movie is so good.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1987
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