PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Film Review


PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

Director: John Hughes

Screenplay: John Hughes

Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker, Edie McClurg

Rated R

Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes

Release Date: December 16, 1987

**** out of *****

Photo: Paramount Pictures

After a series of mishaps, Neal Page (STEVE MARTIN) and Del Griffith (JOHN CANDY) are forced to become travel companions as they try to make it home to their families in John Hughes' PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES.

Easily excitable Neal Page (Steve Martin) is somewhat of a control freak. Trying to get home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his wife (Laila Robins) and kids, his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas because of a freak snowstorm, and his sanity begins to fray. Worse yet, he is forced to bunk up with talkative Del Griffith (John Candy), whom he finds extremely annoying. Together they must overcome the insanity of holiday travel to reach their intended destination.

Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average

*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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