Comedies involving John Candy


   

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This section is for comedies involving John Candy as an actor, director or writer. By default the movies are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

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John Candy is said to have been born on Tuesday 31 October 1950 and to have died on Friday 4 March 1994, at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 1 days.

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 30 years old.
Stripes DVDStripes
      1981 | USA | Laughs: 7.2 (Laugh and Smile) | imdb: 6.9
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A young man who has almost made it a point to lose his job and his girlfriend convinces his best friend to enlist in the army with him. Neither of them is prime material for training camp. This movie is something like the army version of Police Academy, and one of Bill Murray's finest comedy roles. It has some good laughs and likeable characters. To be savored again and again. (Last viewed: May 2009 October 2012)

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 32 years old.
National Lampoon's Vacation DVDNational Lampoon's Vacation (a.k.a Vacation)
      1983 | USA | Laughs: 6.9 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.4
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Clarke Griswald (Chevy Chase) drives his family across country from Chicago to Wally World. Part of the movie's charm is that it skirts the line between family movie and adult comedy. Definitely very cute, with a few great moments. If you're in a very forgiving mood, you can also watch Christmas Vacation, which I find flat but some people prefer. Do yourself a favor and skip European Vacation and Las Vegas vacation. (Last viewed: October 2009)

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 38 years old.
Uncle Buck DVDUncle Buck
      1989 | USA | Laughs: 6.4 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.0
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When a couple leaves town hurriedly to attend to a sick relative, they have no choice but to call Uncle Buck (the family's "charity case") to look after the house and kids—two young' uns and a surly teenage girl. The teenager subplot is as boring and predictable as teenagers themselves, but John Candy and the little boy (who starred in Home Alone the next year) tease out bit smiles. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 40 years old.
Delirious DVDDelirious
      1991 | USA | Laughs: 4.9 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 5.7
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After a car accident, the writer of a TV series finds himself living in the world of his TV drama, a world where whatever he writes soon turns into reality. It's nice to see John Candy, and the movie certainly has a few laughs, but too few to overcome the plot's painful weakness. Bill Murray fans may want to sit through this movie once for the scene where John Candy impresses everyone with a virtuoso piano performance followed by an execution of a life-saving Heimlich maneuver… just as in Groundhog Day, which didn't come out until two years later! (Last viewed: January 2012)

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 36 years old.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles DVDPlanes, Trains and Automobiles
      1987 | USA | Laughs: 4.8 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 7.6
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This is one of those movies that is probably not as funny as you remember it—perhaps you felt good when you first saw it because it is sweet. I like John Candy, and I have nothing against Steve Martin, though a strange pathology makes me unable to laugh at his act, so in a way for me this is only half a movie. The plot? A study in the "unlikely pair" genre: two strangers get stuck together trying to get back to Chicago from New York City in time for Thanksgiving. (Last viewed: February 2012)

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John Candy was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 39 years old.
Home Alone DVDHome Alone
      1990 | USA | Laughs: 3.1 (Broken Comedies) | imdb: 7.5
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I resisted watching this much-liked movie for over twenty years. (Please don't burn me for saying this, but I'm just not interested in kids.) After several people on the site recommended it, I finally buckled up to see if it would make me laugh. This was not a case of "wow, what have I been missing all this time". No, it was exactly what I had been expecting (for once)—a cute kid trying to defeat some not-particularly clever baddies. This is really a kid's movie. If you're into kids, then by all means, give it a shot. (Last viewed: August 2012)

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