Originally released in 1987, "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" stands as one of my all - time favorite movies. The writing is sharp and witty, the laughs are nonstop, and the action is absolutely superb, especially the late, great John Candy.
Steve Martin is Neal Page, an ad exec on a business trip who wants to fly back to Chicago so he can spend Thanksgiving with his family. Unfortunately, things that go as planned. First, he can't catch a cab. And to make matters worse, his 6:00 flight has been cancelled. While waiting for a later flight, he meets Del Griffith, an overweight blabbermouth who smokes cigarettes and sells shower curtains for a living. It seems that Neil can't escape Dell. First, he sits next to him on the plane, during which he chews his ear off before falling asleep. Soon, the plane lands in Wichita because of a snow storm in Chicago. Neil and Dell share a room together, which is disasterous. They wind up travelling across the country by car, bus and train. The laughs keep coming, and Candy steals the show.
I highly recommend this film if you love to laugh. This film has some of the funniest comedy sequences I've ever seen, and again, John Candy is hilarious. We miss you, John!