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(I-Mockery)   "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever made and here are the reasons why. Also, those aren't pillows   (i-mockery.com) divider line 41
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2013-11-28 08:27:16 AM
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Best scene.
 
2013-11-28 09:10:55 AM

Slaxl: [img.fark.net image 580x357]

Best scene.


Correct.

/beat me to it
 
2013-11-28 09:24:17 AM
RIP, JC. You are missed.
 
2013-11-28 09:34:32 AM
That movie sucked major ass.

Home for the Holidays is the ONLY Thanksgiving movie ever made that's worth watching.
 
2013-11-28 10:44:06 AM

poonesfarm: Slaxl: [img.fark.net image 580x357]

Best scene.

Correct.

/beat me to it


Welcome to Marathon, may I help you?
 
2013-11-28 10:52:25 AM

Marcus Aurelius: That movie sucked major ass.

Home for the Holidays is the ONLY Thanksgiving movie ever made that's worth watching.


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2013-11-28 10:52:54 AM
It's not as though it has much competition in the first place.

/She's small, but she's STRONG.
//Her first baby - come out SIDEWAYS
//She didn't scream 'er nothin'.
 
2013-11-28 10:54:53 AM
"They're drunk. How do they know which way we're going?"
 
2013-11-28 10:59:22 AM
Grumpy Old Men and Rocky were both better Tday movies than PT&A, but for different reasons.
 
2013-11-28 11:02:32 AM
No Charlie Brown? fark you disappoint
 
2013-11-28 11:15:18 AM
alice's restaurant.
 
2013-11-28 11:25:09 AM
There is so much wrong in this thread. The fireworks scene from Dutch is better than all of the aforementioned movies put together.
 
2013-11-28 11:30:11 AM
 
2013-11-28 11:31:11 AM
PT&A is one of my 10 favorite comedies, so, I strongly approve of this article and headline.

gopher321: RIP, JC. You are missed.


Agreed, although, a few of his other movies were pretty good (Uncle Buck, Great Outdoors), PT&A was IMO by far and away his best.   And he showed off more dramatic skills in JFK... but, he was taken away too soon, I think he could have had some more films remembered as fondly by many as PT&A.
 
2013-11-28 11:41:21 AM
It's a strong comedy and it has a good character arc. It takes place with Thanksgiving being the centerpiece. So it goes from being really good comedy to best Thanksgiving film ever. Few other movies had the holiday celebration being a Mcguffin.

"I like me. My wife likes me."
 
2013-11-28 11:52:53 AM
Family Guy does the mess around.
 
2013-11-28 12:03:13 PM
PT&A needs to be re-issued with a new soundtrack. The 80's music is so abominably terrible that it already sounded dated when it was originally released. It almost makes the movie unwatchable.
 
2013-11-28 12:19:31 PM

misterhowl: PT&A needs to be re-issued with a new soundtrack. The 80's music is so abominably terrible that it already sounded dated when it was originally released. It almost makes the movie unwatchable.


Nonsense, cheesy 80s music makes 80s films even better.
 
2013-11-28 12:48:35 PM

Slaxl: misterhowl: PT&A needs to be re-issued with a new soundtrack. The 80's music is so abominably terrible that it already sounded dated when it was originally released. It almost makes the movie unwatchable.

Nonsense, cheesy 80s music makes 80s films even better.


Agreed.

/The Soldiers on the bus reminded me of my bus trip from Ft. Leonard Wood to St. Louis after basic in 1985.
 
2013-11-28 12:56:55 PM
Watched it last night. Still love it.
 
2013-11-28 01:11:43 PM
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My personal Thanksgiving favorite.
 
2013-11-28 01:51:20 PM
I've never seen a man picked up by his testicles before.
 
2013-11-28 01:57:35 PM
Yep, best T-Day movie ever. I want to laugh and smile on this challenging day, not feel all introspect-y and melancholy-y.
 
2013-11-28 02:07:57 PM
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2013-11-28 02:20:18 PM
I saw it for the first time last night. Loved it.
 
2013-11-28 02:21:24 PM

chewielouie: Watched it last night. Still love it.


Same. We watched it yesterday. One of my all time favorite movies. Don't really get why Del was hanging around the station (or wherever) at the end, though. He was flying to Chicago for a reason at the beginning of the film. It's obvious he had SOMEWHERE to go. Unless he's just wandering...
 
2013-11-28 02:54:49 PM
The ending. Pure awesome.
 
2013-11-28 03:29:37 PM
Still a nice slice of life before cell phones & the intranets took over. And the Kevin Bacon scene still kills it.

I still second the notion that the music was dated from the git-go.

How 'bout that Edie McClurg, tho'? "Ohh, boy ..."
 
2013-11-28 03:34:54 PM
Nice remembrance from Steve Martin today:

Steve Martin @SteveMartinToGo
The now annual showing of Planes, Trains and Automobiles seems to bring out the tweets in you. John Candy was a gem.
 
2013-11-28 04:14:11 PM

gunga galunga: "They're drunk. How do they know which way we're going?"


One of my all time favorite movie scenes, and one of my favorite lines to quote. Any time someone says "You're going the wrong way", I want to quote the whole scene to them...
 
2013-11-28 04:17:57 PM
I saw PT&A in a drive-in in 1988. I'm not sure if I've rewatched much of it since.
 
2013-11-28 04:38:08 PM
I die laughing during the scene where the car bursts into flame as they are sitting on the trunk. It is just so subdued, a slight "whoof" followed by a slight flickering glow on their backs.

Comedy doesn't always need spoken word, or poop jokes.
 
2013-11-28 04:38:48 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Same. We watched it yesterday. One of my all time favorite movies. Don't really get why Del was hanging around the station (or wherever) at the end, though. He was flying to Chicago for a reason at the beginning of the film. It's obvious he had SOMEWHERE to go. Unless he's just wandering...


"I haven't been home in years" "I haven't been home in years"  "I haven't been home in years"  "I haven't been home in years"  "I haven't been home in years"  "I haven't been home in years"

Wife died, he had no reason to go home, despite thinking there was a reason.

Oh and best lines ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbgOACJpZg0
 
2013-11-28 04:41:52 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: chewielouie: Watched it last night. Still love it.

Same. We watched it yesterday. One of my all time favorite movies. Don't really get why Del was hanging around the station (or wherever) at the end, though. He was flying to Chicago for a reason at the beginning of the film. It's obvious he had SOMEWHERE to go. Unless he's just wandering...


In the 1980s airline tickets were always roundtrip (one-way tickets were always full-fare economy or first class), so if he went to NYC for whatever reason he would have had a return ticket waiting... and Chicago is cheaper.

/just watched it, wondered the same thing
//figured he was exhausted and depressed
 
2013-11-28 05:09:21 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: I still second the notion that the music was dated from the git-go.


I couldn't remember the soundtrack so I had to look it up. Pretty weak. Especially for a John Hughes movie. The Book of Love song is about the only thing I would willingly listen to by itself.
 
2013-11-28 05:44:34 PM
and reason 11.  after all that laughter, they get you teary eyed at the finale.
 
2013-11-28 08:57:21 PM
Watched it yesterday. As always, still love it.

/JC as the devil makes me laugh. Along with the bending of the steering wheel
 
2013-11-28 09:30:24 PM
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2013-11-28 10:11:53 PM

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2013-11-28 10:25:07 PM
Abstraction by subtraction: there simply aren't any other Thanksgiving-themed movie to contend with P,T,aA.
 
2013-11-29 10:28:43 AM

Funbags: Abstraction by subtraction: there simply aren't any other Thanksgiving-themed movie to contend with P,T,aA.


http://www.imdb.com/keyword/thanksgiving/?title_type=feature

Arguably, the 11 movies above PT&A are tangentially about Thanksgiving at best.   Even PT&A is really more about the journey than Thanksgiving either, but, since it takes place the 3-4 days before Thanksgiving, the people who do love the movie generally watch it on Thanksgiving as a tradition.

As far as truly another "Thanksgiving" movie, I think I had to get down to "Home for the Holidays" to get to one.
 
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