A low-brow comedy classic. Supremely entertaining with unforgettable gags. Bill Murphy, Chevy Chase, and Rodney Dangerfield are dynamite. Anything involving the "protagonist" is a waste of time. The coming-of-age arc goes nowhere, only adding structure to all the madness surrounding it. At least the film is smart enough to acknowledge this and makes the comedy hit harder.
A very over-rated film. Yes, It is funny, but nowhere near as funny as it's made out to be. I feel it gets way too much credit for its supposed greatness, basicially based upon the cast. It does not hold up all that well, and it is actually rather dull.