What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a classic 1987 John Hughes-directed comedy in which two opposite characters, a loquacious salesman played by John Candy and a cynical advertising executive played by Steve Martin, face one setback after another while trying to get home in time for Thanksgiving. The consistent use of profanity in this movie may override its many humorous scenes and, as such, may not be appropriate for younger kids. In one scene that adults may find funny, an irate Steve Martin employs "f--k" repeatedly while arguing with a rental car agent; in another, Candy jokes about picking up pickup sticks with his "butt cheeks." Expect some smoking and drinking. The film does impart a few moral lessons, such as the value of family and not judging a character by his first impression.