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November 3rd, 2010 AARON MESH | Brew Views
 

My Wife Likes Me

     
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Fairly cleverly timed to coincide with the opening of the obviously derivative Due Date, this Friday’s late-night show of Planes, Trains and Automobiles is noteworthy as a reminder of exactly how good John Candy was. The brilliance of his performance here—maybe the best he ever gave, certainly the best role John Hughes ever wrote—is in its underplaying; Candy knows his sloppy girth gains humor and pathos the less he pads it with tomfoolery. Just the thought of him settling to sleep in a burned-out car makes me smile. He’s the real article. What you see is what you get. Bagdad, 11 pm Friday, Nov. 5.

  • Best paired with: Terminator Stout.

  • Also showing: Fargo (Laurelhurst), Get Low (Academy, Laurelhurst).
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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