tiffany / trinity’s review published on Letterboxd:
Lmao OK Doobie the Wichita cab driver would never actually exist in Ta-Town and I am kind of offended at the portrayal of Owen (the Kansan motel owner's son) on behalf of Wichita. Granted, I've only been to Wichita once for like a debate tournament but you know, it left an impression on me what can I say.
ANYWAY. This movie slaps. The funniest part is when John Candy is driving on the highway. That entire extended scene from him singing to the music to them having to barter their way to a motel stay is just gold. Steve Martin looks like he had a fun time making this, too.
I love how there is also only one type of home that exists in "Chicago" and that's the Home Alone house in Winnetka or whatever. Also the scene where they finally get to Chicago is hilarious, because that shot doesn't look like Chicago at all! I also love the Kevin Bacon cameo and a young Matthew Lawrence.