Cult Classic: Caddyshack Still Holds Up

Posted: July 24, 2022 in Joe Giambrone
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Mostly. It’s a Harold Ramis movie, and the visuals keep things chugging along so well. He really was a brilliant filmmaker.

I didn’t used to appreciate this film, because it can get very silly at times. The performances are over-the-top and then some. But now looking back at all those top comedy nutballs having the times of their lives, it’s a joy. They let them go hog-wild, in the era of Animal House, and so many gags pass so quickly, like machine-gun fire.

And now it’s right on HBO, if you have it, and their search function is convenient.

Caddyshack holds up because it’s a class-conflict story. The waspy elite scum are the targets, and even they can’t stand each other. Awesome to behold. Plot ramps up and up, and yeah, it’s got a secret weapon, a bit of an underground character.

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