“Forget it, Donny, you’re out of your element!” – John Goodman as Walter Sobchak
“We came to Redbud filled with hopes and dreams of a better life. And basically, we’ve seen those hopes and dreams crushed and battered before our very eyes.” – Chevy Chase as Andy Farmer
“Roger will just say exploitation pictures don’t need plots. They need sensational things like girls shooting Filipinos out of trees. That works.” – Alan Arkush from Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
This movie joins some others in my guilty pleasure category.
When you take Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short and put them into a movie you’ll end up with something like ¡Three Amigos!.
Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.
Who you gonna call?
The message is clear and the story is timeless. When holiday films are able to capture the essence of the holidays they can become a permanent part of the season.