Caddyshack (1980)

The DailyView binge has given me an opportunity to fill some gaps in my movie viewing knowledge. Caddyshack is one of the gaps that I had. I had never seen Caddyshack despite its reputation as one of the great comedies of all time. It is highly quotable and, out of context, has some classic lines.

However, I found this to be dumb, boring and exceedingly unfunny. The humor was crass and sophomoric.

The only thing I thought was even remotely funny was the performance from Bill Murray because it was such a committed performance. His battle with the gopher had its moments and it is certainly iconic.

Other than that… just not a fan.

I have always enjoyed Rodney Dangerfield, but his performance in the movie was the same as everything he ever does. It was his act and I had heard the jokes before.

The story was a loosely strung together group of sight gags or juvenile gross bodily fluids jokes. Mistaking a Baby Ruth candy bar for a turd? Ha Ha. That one is so funny.

Then the ending scene was both completely predictable and confusing as can be. The golf challenge strokes do not seem to add up, but what was going to happen was telegraphed a mile away.

I thought that I would enjoy this, but I simply did not. I was wishing it would end during the first 20 minutes. This one is just not in my humor range.

I feel as if this is a hot take, so I will say that if you are someone who loved Caddyshack and believes it is one of the funniest movies of all time, more power to you. You are welcome to your opinion. My opinion is different. Movies are subjective. Humor is subjective. I did not like this movie. It does not mean that you can’t. Just stemming off the haters.

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