Friday, 29 May 2015
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES 
The premise is quite familiar: uptight Steve Martin wants to go home for Thanksgiving and his uninvited travel companion, the care-free John Candy, unintentionally sees to it that it won't be a mere hop, skip & jump. Simplicity aside, everything about the film is set in all the right places. The casting is perfect, the increasingly funny tale unfolds with subtle poignancy and comfort because it's storytelling & characters are straight-up real. Like The Breakfast Club and fine wine, the film only gets better with age.
4 shower curtain rings out of 5