Comedic Gold — 3 years ago
Ah John Hughes…the man was a screenwriting wizard, and he sure kindled some magic here.
This is an extremely simple story done extremely well. A rare “Comedy” that is actually funny – laugh till my eyes well-up kind of funny, and it was written back when comedies were crafted with intelligence by film makers not afraid to give the plot some heart. It stands the test of time with jokes that never grow stale even after repeated viewings.
The same can be said for the performances, as Steve Martin and John Candy are absolute comedic gold, and the development and growth of both characters actually plays out quite genuinely along with all the laughs (another rare thing in comedy.)
Like most brilliant Hughes films of this time, Planes is crammed-full of quotable lines and classic scenes, if you haven’t in a while, I highly recommend again…this one is definitely worth re-watching.
(to think Hughes is now penning quarter machine garbage like Maid in Manhattan and the concept for Drillbit Taylor – under a pseudonym of course, and who could blame him?)