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Those Aren't Pillows!

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 12, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 12, 2009 |

If you’re one of the few who have never given in to the magic of John Hughes because you’re put off by the teen comedy genre, allow me to introduce you to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, which is not only my favorite John Hughes movie, but my favorite John Candy movie, and my favorite holiday movie of all time. It you liked Tommy Boy, then you’ll either love Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (because it’s infinitely better) or hate it (because you’re a half-brained troglodyte).

The trailer doesn’t quite do the film justice — like most trailers for comedies, it focuses on the gags and leaves out the heart, which is difficult to capture in two minutes without an Arcade Fire song. But trust me: Your spleen will split and your heart will pour (and your hair may just catch on fire).

I’ll tell you this, though: 80’s trailer narrators were horrible.

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