|Directed by:||John Hughes|
|Written by:||John Hughes|
|Cast:||Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean|
I truly do miss John Hughes. Only he could balance laughs and hearts in a way not many directors/writers could.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is Hughes transitioning from teen oriented to adult oriented. He is directing the legendary Steve Martin and John Candy (R.I.P.) with natural ease. The two have great chemistry that they truly go from enemies to friends by journey's end.
Being a Hughes directed movie, you need the balance. One scene you'll get Steve Martin trying to get a taxi while later he gets into a n argument with his unlikely companion. It works though and works VERY well.
The locations are used to great effect and the music from Ira Newborn is gloriously 1980's car commercial.