Tear Jerker / Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • See the CMoH page. Insert obligatory "you're not human if you didn't cry" reference here. Especially when you remember the line, "my wife likes me" from his earlier "the real deal" speech.
  • Another one is nicely summarized by Roger Ebert in his review for the film:
    "The movies that last, the ones we return to, don't always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart. When Neal unleashes that tirade in the motel room and Del's face saddens, he says, 'Oh. I see.' It is a moment that not only defines Del's life, but is a turning point in Neal's, because he also is a lonely soul, and too well organized to know it. Strange, how much poignancy creeps into this comedy, and only becomes stronger while we're laughing."