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When Time Is Against You What would you do It is the day before Thanksgiving and you are miles away from home on a business trip in New York City Your meeting runs late and you have little time to spare before your flight leaves You finally catch a cab and rush to the airport only to find that all flights are canceled for the evening No one is going anywhere The airport is full of angry tired travelers with nowhere to go You have called all of the hotels in the area and none have vacancies What do you do now Do you sleep in the airport or accept the offer from a complete stranger to travel along with him to a motel where he has a reserved room Planes Trains and Automobiles is a comedic movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy Steve Martin plays a character named Neal Page an advertising executive who is desperately trying to get home to Chicago for the holiday John Candy s character Del Griffin is a loud mouthed but lovable salesperson who offers to help Neal find his way home The trip is anything but a smooth ride Del leads Neal on a cross-country wild goose chase that keeps Neal from his home It is every traveler s nightmare The story line is what is best about this film It exploits the kindness that people are capable of feeling even under the most difficult and extreme circumstances It also exposes that we all have faults weaknesses and a general need for human compassion to survive The movie focuses on two very different men with very different attitudes Neal Page is quiet reserved and enjoys his privacy He and his family live in the suburbs of Chicago Del Griffin on the other hand is loud obnoxious and loves to talk non-stop about nothing His conversations never seem to have a
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