There’s no reason this movie should work. The protagonist is the film’s least interesting character. The gags are scattershot. The performances (to put it mildly) vary wildly in tone. The cinematography is indifferent. And the badly mixed soundtrack does no favors to Kenny Loggins. Yet CADDYSHACK is some kind of comedy masterpiece, as well as one of the ’80s most quotable movies.
June 07, 2013