Neal (Steve Martin) is trying to get home to his family for Thanksgiving, but nothing is going his way… work runs over, there isn’t a taxi to the airport, he misses flights and is stuck in terrible weather. And then there’s Del (John Candy), a fellow traveller whose relentlessly cheerful demeanour drives Neal wild. Yet, it seems, they need each other to get through.
For me, this film totally holds up. It’s ridiculous and stupid and totally unbelievable often, but it’s wonderful and epitomises eighties comedies. Just… great.