the last seven minutes bring the film down a bit, but the first 90 make it so that doesn’t matter. this is one of the all time great comedies. it’s rich with verbal and physical comedy. it’s well-written, but not in a way that necessarily makes you feel that it is. it’s a more natural writing, rather than a pulp fiction kind of writing which is more snappy and crisp in its humor. it uses music and sfx well. it dabbles in the absurd. it has a perfect tandem in martin and candy. this is hughes’ best and most adult film. infinitely quotable.