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Planes, Trains and Automobiles ("Those Aren't Pillows" Edition) (Sous-titres français) [Import]

Steve Martin , John Candy , John Hughes    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
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Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way--most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous. --Marshall Fine

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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 loveable, 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 traveler's nightmare in a comedy-come-true!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I haven't been home in years" Nov. 28 2002
In my opinion this is John Candy's best movie. They should dedicate it to him. Steve Martin does a great job playing the cynic. It will have you crying from hysterical laughter or from tugging at your heartstrings. It starts out with "Neal" played by Steve Martin getting out of a marketing meeting late in New York during rush hour he runs to catch a cab for the airport so he can spend Thanksgiving with his family. With two days to get there you figure he should be plenty early. You aren't counting obstacles like "Del" played by John Candy. While Neal is giving money to a lawyer to buy him out of taking a cab in front of him, Del loads his trunk in it and takes off. The meetings and journey these two have after that is one for the record books. Del does everything he can to get Neal home to his family. They must take a Plane, Pickup Truck, Train, Bus, Rental Car, Semi, and the El to make it to Neal's Chicago Home with a detour to Kansas City. Neal may miss his daughters Thanksgiving Play but he will get a life lesson from Del that is priceless. This is a great one to own on DVD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
When I think of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" I smile. It is an absolutely wonderful movie. Yes, it is regarded as a comedy but when I think of it I think of it as more of a drama. The jokes don't get old. This is probably my favorite comedy of all time. Hughes takes the traveling nightmare genre to a whole new level. It's more a triumph in script writing than anything

For those who don't already know Planes, Trains and Automobiles is simple in its approach. Everything that can go wrong does. It's a comic routine that can be funny, but here it is a trip to hysterical. The plot is simple enough as well. Neal Page (Steve Martin) is on his way home for Thanksgiving. He's your typical businessman that works in New York and has a family he wants to see in Chicago. The only problem is everything from delayed flights to ripped up car tickets happen on the way. Only worsening matters, Del Griffith (John Candy), is along for the ride. An annoying shower curtain ring salesman, Neal can't get rid of him no matter how hard he tries.

John Candy gives the performance of his too short career as the traveling shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith. What makes Candy's performance so impressive is that while Del is an obnoxious, annoying slob, Candy shows that this is a very lonely, sweet, kind, and caring man with a great heart. This is a man who is putting his needs behind the needs of another person, a complete stranger in Neil Page. Candy creates an incredibly complex man, who the audience really gets to know and genuinely care about. They say comedies are the hardest films to get nominated for Oscars, which is true. And while "PT & A" is no Best Picture winner, it certainly in my mind has a performance not just worthy of a nomination but of an Oscar as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very funny Aug. 24 2013
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I really liked that movie. John Candy was one of the funniest actor . The only thing I mad at is that is suppose to be bilingual, so for me it should be english/french audio and not english/spanish audio. I bought this dvd cause I wanted the watch it in french with my friends who don't speak english.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorites Dec 8 2012
By Jude
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. I used to have it years ago, on VHS. I decided to check it out on Amazon, and as usual, there it was at a decent price. Knowing I would get it in perfect condition, and promptly, I ordered it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Service By Amazon Feb. 15 2014
By colleen
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The product was delivered promptly and accurately and is a great addition to any comedy collection.
John Candy and Steve Martin are a great comedy pair.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! Jan. 8 2014
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One of the funniest movies I have ever seen, definitely a must see for everyone!! You won't regret watching this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great on blu-ray with worthwhile extras Jan. 5 2014
Planes Trains and Automobiles is a great Thanksgiving road-trip (buddy?) comedy, that looks better on blu-ray and contains some excellent bonus material. For the (sale) price it was worth it to visually upgrade, as well as own the additional featurettes. Contained on this blu-ray are the making-of (which includes a q & a with writer-director John Hughes and stars Steve Martin and John Candy), as well as a couple of John Hughes retrospectives. There is a also a deleted scene (worth viewing) and a tribute to John Candy. For any fan of the film and its participants, the bonus material alone will be of interest. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a seasonal laugh with heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious June 21 2013
By Babaroo
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Classic film, hysterical laughter. A must for any DVD collection. Great price, quick delivery; love it! If you don't have it, buy it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Attention mauvaise présentation !
Planes, Trains and Automobiles / Voyages tous risques (Bilingual) L'annonce présente le film comme étant une version bilingue anglais/français. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ringo
3.0 out of 5 stars Déception sur langues disponibles
Le film est arrivé très rapidement, donc bravo pour la livraison. Par contre ce film est annoncé comme étant disponible en version anglaise ET... Read more
Published 4 months ago by natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Planes Trains & Automobiles
Absolutely love John Candy and Steve Martin in this movie. I think I’ve seen this movie on TV 20 times, but laugh every time. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sue Le Blanc
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious, heart warming
A wonderful movie, so funny as well as heartwarming. So many classics scenes "That's not a pillow!!" lol. Especially for those who have travelled and John Candy fans (RIP).
Published 13 months ago by movielover
5.0 out of 5 stars Planes Trains and Automobiles
Gotta love this movie it is a Christmas classic and/or John Candy classic!
True John Candy and Steve Martin style, "two really funny guys! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mercan writes
5.0 out of 5 stars Love John Candy!!!
I have been replacing all my John Candy VHS tapes with DVD or Blu-Ray so I can continue to enjoy my favourite movies in the latest format. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sharron Hodgson
5.0 out of 5 stars Will always be funny
I have always loved this movie, it being one of my most favourite comedies. It will be eternally funny because we can all relate to it. Read more
Published on Aug. 25 2011 by travelingpam
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