This movie is loaded with some hillarious moments. Who could forget when John Candy takes off his socks and shoes on the plane home for Thanksgiving and twirls his socks in the air causing Steve Martin to gag. I tell you the world lost alot when John Candy left this earth. He could always manage to put a smile on my face with somewhat carefree attitude. However, the truth hits home in this movie, when its revealed that poor John has no where to go for the holidays. Sometimes the best medicine for lonliness is laughter and this film proves it to a T.
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Given the presence of both Steve Martin and John Candy, one would expect this John Hughes comedy to be much, much funnier than it is. Certainly it's not for lack of effort on the part of its stars. Martin is an uptight businessman trying to get home from New York for the holidays. But one thing after another gets in his way--most of it having to do with Candy, a boorish but well-meaning boob who takes a liking to him. Together they travel all over the map; no matter how hard Martin tries to shake him, he can't. But Hughes's writing is never as sharp as it should be and this film winds up being only intermittently humorous.--Marshall Fine