Alfred Uhry's adaptation of his Pulitzer-prizewinning play aspires more to complex observation of human behavior than to simple moralism about it. Precisely because it has its priorities straight, it succeeds superbly on both levels.
Haven't seen all the movies yet, but the Blues Brothers has a lot of additional material! Considering that, it was a little disappointing that the parts with Danny DeVito, Brooke Adams, and others were still cut out of Car Wash. Non-stop laughter!
I enjoyed watching the movie from my youth; but I was expecting to have some extras on the blue-ray (I sure paid enough for that) about the death of Victor Morrrow and the two Veitnamese kids who lost their lives making this movie, to who this movie was dedicated, as well as Rod Serling. I guess the legal department who made this blue-ray disc couldn't divulge those deaths and kept what ws in the past in the past.
The film-makers behind I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry would probably claim a message of tolerance and personal growth, but this woeful Adam Sandler vehicle is as nasty a piece of sniggering homophobia as I have seen in a long time.
I remember going to see this movie in theater when it first came out. Have been looking for it on dvd for years. I had almost given up when I decided to give it another try o find it. Excellent value for the money.
Landis never bothers to account for the friendship that springs up spontaneously between these two antipathetic types, but then he never bothers to account for anything in this loose progression of recycled Abbott and Costello riffs.