Blues Brothers (1980)
Yes, I know this film was made two years before I was born, but I am a sucker for the classics. And this film sits high on the top, soaring above all others.
You can probably tell that this is my favourite film of all time. No exception.
The incredible casting is out of this world and showcases the awesome talents of John belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
Ok, some of you may not have seen this film (shame on you!), here’s a quick overview:
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit “The Penguin”, the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their “mission from God” they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? (IMDb)
Now if that doesn’t get you out of chair and make your way to the video shop (old school!), nothing will!
Full of great musical numbers, comedy performances and dance routines, this ticks every box for a true comedy fan.
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