Saturday, October 13, 2007
Caddyshack is a 1980 U.S. comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe and Bill Murray.
Danny Noonan is a young caddy at Bushwood Country Club who has no idea about where his future will lead. His best chance at getting his life on track is to earn a caddy scholarship from Judge Elihu Smails, the owner of the Country Club. Al Czervik is a rude and eccentric millionaire who has interests in purchasing Bushwood. Judge Smails shows a quick disliking towards Al and soon there is a conflict between the Judge and Al, the Judge and Danny, and even between the Judge and Ty Webb the charming golfer who is slowly helping Danny figure out his real goals. Another less serious conflict in the movie is between Carl, the golf course grounds keeper, and an annoying gopher who chews up holes throughout the course. Rodney Dangerfield is definitely my favorite actor in the movie. His character is so outrageous and he keeps the audience guessing what he will do next.
This movie really tested the limits with many raunchy aspects. One of the great scenes is when the candy bar is put in the pool and everyone freaks out because they think it is feces! I love the snobs against the slobs aspect of the movie. All of the slobs are such eccentric characters and the snob members are so aggravating that its fun to watch the rebellious acts of the slobs. The film has a very antagonistic spirit, which appeals to all of the typical rebellious teenagers. Overall the movie is great because it provides the viewers with non-stop laughter and its mischievous feel appeals to a vast audience.