Thursday, October 26, 2006

Caddy Shack (1980)

This movie is completely without a plot or real character development. That is not to say that it isn’t entertaining and very funny, it just lacks any kind of real substance. The only real plot is development is of the main caddy boy and his girlfriend, which ends up going pretty much nowhere. It is entirely composed of one-dimensional subplots that don’t really seem to resolve themselves or have any substantial connection. In many ways the lack of plot is part of the film’s appeal.

Needless to say, Bill Murray’s character is creepy. He talks to himself (most of the time about things that don’t make sense,) follows around old women, and is obsessed with hunting a gopher. If taken at face value, the movie is very funny and fun to quote, but if you try to look deeper there isn’t much there…not that there is anything wrong with mindless entertainment. It definitely falls into the category of movies that are better the second time you watch them. Much like Anchorman and Zoolander, the first time you watch them they don’t make any sense, but something happens with that second viewing that makes what once seemed to be utter nonsense become brilliantly funny. If you have never seen it, I suggest watching it and waiting a week or so and watching it again. Its much better the second time.

See the Trailer here:

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