Planes, Trains and Automobiles ★★★★★

Can’t say I’m the biggest John Hughes fan in the world but I couldn’t love this movie more than I do. Which is strange since I’m also not the biggest fan of sentimentality in the movies I watch. But if movies could make me cry, this one would do the trick. To be honest, I think I teared up watching it this time. 

The scene on the highway is one of the greatest  comedy scenes ever filmed. John Candy's performance as Del Griffith isn't just his best work—it's one of the greatest comedic performances ever committed to celluloid. Probably Steve Martin’s best performance too. Many people think Neal Page is an asshole through most of the film, but how many people would be reacting similarly while going through the same unfortunate series of events? 

A much deeper film than it gets credit for; cliches be damned. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a flat-out masterpiece.

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