Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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An uptight businessman faces disaster after disaster as he tries to get back home in time for his family's Thanksgiving dinner. Along the way he is joined by an obnoxious yet lovable salesman that will not leave him alone. Includes featurettes and deleted scene.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD COMEDY PLAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Steve Martin & John Candy bring the funny as they travel home for the holiday.


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ThomasJWhiting
Feb 28, 2020

OK 1987 movie - surprising (to me) it didn't hit my, um, funny bone.

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mammothhawk229e
Dec 20, 2019

Think movie as Hallmark's crazy politically incorrect uncle as it cheerfully subvert holiday movie formula.

ArapahoePaige Dec 16, 2019

Steve Martin & John Candy in a love-hate relationship

The official movie of Thanksgiving, it's time to watch it again. Martin wants to fly cross-country to join his family on Thanksgiving, but runs into complications, and one of them is a big loudmouth John Candy. Veers back and forth between bittersweet comedy and straight up slapstick. Martin is mostly the straight man to Candy's top banana. Unfortunately, the music is awful. Rated R, and if you have an aversion to vulgar diction, I suggest you leave the room during the scene at the rental car counter.

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Rebeccajshaw
Nov 22, 2019

Need to buy more copies. It is My tradition To watch on Thanksgiving.

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Meeple_Person
Oct 31, 2019

5/5
What hasn't been said about this film? Best Thanksgiving movie ever? Check. Best Road Trip movie ever? Probably. 2 of the funniest actors to grace the silver screen? Check.
The writing is a little bit dated, but the deliveries make this one not to miss! Maybe not Steve Martin's best film, but who cares?! Go see it!

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breemu
Sep 11, 2019

I first saw this eons ago and it remains one of my favourites :-)

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iloveseaotters
May 26, 2019

This is a movie that never gets old. It takes place around Thanksgiving so it's perfect for watching during the holidays but it's entertaining any time of year. John Candy and Steve Martin make an absolutely hilarious team thrown into one bad situation after another, but there are a few touching moments. John Hughes did a great job with this film.

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KSUNDBERG1
Dec 14, 2018

Neal may be supremely uptight and Dell may be a dirty sock swinging slob, but these opposites overcome unrelenting obstacles, and much to Neal's disbelief, develop a hilarious and heartwarming friendship. Watching this movie is a Thanksgiving tradition in my house!

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RoyalJellyIII
Jul 10, 2017

The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Neal: Eh, look, I don't want to be rude, but I'm not much of a conversationalist, and I really want to finish this article, a friend of mine wrote it, so...
Del: Don't let me stand in your way, please don't let me stand in your way. The last thing I want to be remembered as is an annoying blabbermouth... You know, nothing grinds my gears worse than some chowderhead that doesn't know when to keep his big trap shut... If you catch me running off with my mouth, just give me a poke on the chubbs...

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Susan Page: You shared a motel room with a complete stranger? Are you crazy?
Neal: Not yet. But I'm getting there.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Del: Was that seat hot or what? I feel like a Whopper. Turn me over, I'm done on this side. I'm afraid to look at my a**. There'll be griddle marks.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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