Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

#59 in my movie challenge for 2005 was Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, directed by John Hughes and starring Steve Martin and John Candy. Martin is a stuck-up ad guy trying to get home for Thanksgiving, and Candy is the hapless buddy he ends up with for the journey. The movie has a good heart, but felt stale and slow over its running time. I’d heard this recommended as one of the best holiday comedies, but I was disappointed.

One Response to “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”

  1. Sydney Says:

    Stale, perhaps. But it does have one of the most famous John Hughes movie quotes…”THOSE AREN’T PILLOWS!” Good stuff! Plus, I miss John Candy.