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Caddyshack (1980)

September 14, 2009

10/10 Baby Ruths

One of the funniest movies ever made. Simple as that.

Caddyshack has two main storylines. The first revolves around a teenage caddy working at a snooty country club who’s trying to pay his way through law school by winning the annual caddy golf tournament. The other deals with a brash real estate mogul that’s aiming to buy out the country club so that he can pave over the course and turn it into condos. The former storylines has it’s moments, but latter is the reason this movie gets a 10.

Just giving you the heads up, this won’t be a long review. Here’s why:

1) Bill Murray. One of the funniest men alive.

2) Bill Murray in one of his funniest roles of his career.

3) Chevy Chase in one of the funniest roles of his career back when he was putting out classic comedy after classic comedy; Vacation, Fletch, and Three Amigos! followed soon after.

4) Ted Knight in one of the last roles of his career, also freakin’ hilarious.

5) And Rodney Dangerfield in the greatest role of his career, arguably one of the funniest performances of all time.

6) (Honorable Mention) It’s also Harold Ramis’ directorial debut. A pretty kickass start for one hell of a career.

Those six bullet points should be enough to justify its legendary reputation.

But the great thing about Caddyshack is that no matter how much you hype it up and no matter how many times you see it, it remains freakin’ hilarious. And, yeah, the story’s there, but this is really just an excuse for some of history’s funniest guys to get together and just fuck around on a golf course for an hour and a half. It’s also one of the most quotable movies of all time, so for the sake of not being “that guy” who doesn’t get it when someone makes a “Billy Barou” joke at the company meeting, do yourself a favor and go watch this.

Look, just go and watch Caddyshack. Gettin’ tired of repeating myself. It’s a top 3 comedy for me, for a lot of people actually, and there’s always a good reason to go back and see this again even if you’ve seen it before.

So it’s got that going for it.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2009 5:52 pm

    big hitter, the Lama…

  2. Moose permalink
    September 20, 2009 11:41 pm

    “Your honor, your honor. Heh heh”

    So quotable. Great movie.

  3. Diamond Tim permalink
    June 27, 2011 1:37 pm

    Yes!!! 10/10 😉 Are you my pal? Hmmm? How ’bout a Fresca, huh???!

    • June 27, 2011 2:00 pm

      Hahaha. One of the all-time greats, man. “YOU WILL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT!”

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