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The Couch Trip
The Couch Trip
Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Richard Romanus
Director: Michael Ritchie
Genres: Comedy
R     2003     1hr 37min

Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) is running the asylumand ruling the airwavesas a mental patient turned talk-radio shrink in this comedy of loony proportions co-starring Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Walter Matthau and Chevy Chas...  more »


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Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Donna Dixon, Richard Romanus
Director: Michael Ritchie
Creators: Gordon A. Webb, Lawrence Gordon, Ken Kolb, Sean Stein, Steven Kampmann, Walter Bernstein, William Porter
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/01/2003
Original Release Date: 01/15/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/15/1988
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Case of Miller's, Ice Cold
Michael Burke | St. Louis | 01/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dan Akroyd's comedy movie career has been anything but consistent. He seems to tackle as many bad roles (My Stepmother Is An Alien) as he does great (Neighbors). I'm going to go on record and say that this is his best work since his SNL stint and his Belushi film pairings. Yes, it's totally stupid. Yes, it's one of those late 80's "switched identity" movies that every studio made, and it's got Donna Dixon - one of the worst actors on earth. But, it's one of those movies that requires many viewings because it's just that good. A funny story, a great score, and a hilarious Chevy Chase cameo. The only disappointment with this coming to DVD is that it lacks any features. Well, at least MGM brought it to DVD. Highly recommended."
What scrooge could give this flick less than 4 stars??
doppelganger | Chicago | 08/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's an eighties gem, so overlooked and STILL FUNNY. I have been waiting for this DVD for years now (along with "Club Paradise" and "Ice Pirates" -still waiting 08/04).

It is hysterical in some parts, and it will stand the test of time. Admittedly, I loved this movie when I saw it (in the 80's), and am still biased. But there are at least 10 belly laugh scenes, all priceless and unique. Tons of things that Akroyd never did "in every other 80's flick" as one reviewer suggested. And yes, it is not a slickly, year 2000+ produced movie that will entrance you for every moment, there is a slow scene or two, but still so worth a viewing. If you missed it then, now's your chance. I put my personal garauntee that you will laugh at least five times really hard (unless you are under age 18). Enjoy"
A far-fetched plot, an Aykroyd ego-trip, but great support .
John R. Bridell | Minneapolis, MN USA | 09/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE COUCH TRIP is a movie with a far-fetched plot, with an Aykroyd ego-trip, but with great support. "I did not realize," my wife said, "that Dan Aykroyd only plays one role in every film, the supercilious social misfit who is going to be in trouble when he has to quit acting like a teen-ager." Having said that, my wife, who points out matters like acting ability; she said and I agree that the support of Walter Matthau and Charles Grodin kept this feature on the funny track. The far-fetched plot has one of those incredible twists that you simply can't resist; the mental patient who out-psychs the Psychiatrists. But, thanks to Director Michael Ritchie it is a well managed far-fetched plot. It was performed as well as that other Aykroyd film with a weird plot, "Trading Places." I laughed and was entertained by this flic."
DAN DAN THE MOVIE MAN | the San Francisco Bay Area | 04/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! This one took me by suprise.... I had never heard of The Couch Trip until I was browsing around my trusty local video store and stumbled upon it... Nothing else looked good so I decided to give it a try... I popped it into my vcr not expecting anything special. But it was great! Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau, and Charles Grodin are just a few members of the first class cast in The Couch Trip. The plot is fabulous the script is good.. And it is just fun to watch... This one will not let you down! Buy it or rent it I promise you will enjoy"