Jay Trotter has waited a lifetime for this day. He's got a hot tip on a horse everyone thinks is ready for the glue factory. But, as track aficionados say, "Even when you know, you never know." One thing you can be certain... more » be sure of is that with Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr and more, this is a winning comedy. So put it in your VCR and Let It Ride. Its characters give new meaning to "the odds." And its heart will touch everyone who's wondered: "If every dog has his day, why can't every person have one?"« less
"Is it possible that no one rated this film less than five stars? If you watch this movie, you'll see why. LET IT RIDE is one of those quiet sleepers that, at first, attracted a very narrow audience. When it premiered, and when it was released on video, no one I had asked had known of the film's existence. Now, more and more people are asking me if I have. I smugly say, "You bet!" (Bad pun intended.) This is one of those tightly-scripted, perfectly-acted, beautifully paced comedies that make you wish more like this were made. Put your money on the right pony and pick this one up. Sorry, Smarty Jones."
Don't miss this one...
Captain Vegas | Wadsworth, OH, USA | 04/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let It Ride is one of those lost treasures. Dreyfus is at his comic best and David Johansen (Buster Poindexter), Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly and the rest of the cast are excellent as well. FUNNY throughout. Leonard Maltin, what were you watching? Featuring some very true-to-the-track moments, this movie wins going away. (Based on the book "Good Vibes" by Jay Cronley...read it!)"
A great ride, a good laugh, quirky characters...
Michele Schroeder | 01/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if you are not a Richard Dreyfus fan, you should see this movie at least once. Filmed in 1989 but timeless, this is one of those movies that you actually buy because you know you will watch it over and over again. Each character is so rich in personality that you will be drawn into the story because of them, you are in for a great ride. Teri Garr was in her prime as "Trotter's" Richard Dreyfus' wife, even the ticket seller at the track becomes someone you want to see again because he is just one of the people who become essential to the web of racetrack family in this funny, funny story. AND surprise, surprise, the end is wonderful and makes you feel good! So unusual in these days of "reality based" story lines. See it and have a good time. "
Forget the experts...catch this sleeper!
Rocco Dormarunno | 07/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I am having a very good day." -Jay Trotter, Let It RideIf you love horseracing, this is a must for your collection. If you don't like horseracing, give it a shot anyway. It's well worth the rental fee, and I suspect you'll be heading back to Amazon.com shortly thereafter to purchase it.Let It Ride is one of my favorite comedies of all time and truly is a hidden gem. Richard Dreyfuss is Jay Trotter, a cab driver in Miami who dreams of having that one day when everything seems to go his way. With a strong supporting cast, Dreyfuss demonstrates why he is one of the most versatile actors in the business. Let It Ride is a brilliant comedy that actually has a touch of drama (or a lot of drama if you love the Kentucky Derby!) It is a feel good movie that never gets old no matter how many times you watch it. Personally, I have lost count. Forget Leonard Maltin and the "so called" experts who canned this movie when it was released. My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to see it on the big screen. Do yourself a favor and see this movie. While you are at it, do me a favor and beg someone to release this on DVD!"
Very funny movie
Eo | Gilbert, AZ United States | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is just an outstanding movie that unfortunately flopped at the box office. This film was directed by Joe Pytka, who is extremely succesful in T.V . commercials, but less so in movies. This film is funny, touching, has and has a great soundtrack. Richard Dreyfuss plays the loser who against all odds has a great day at the track. It also is love story, with Terri Garr as his wife and Jennifer Tilly in her prime as a knockout possible extra-curricular interest. An over the top hilarious supporting role by David Johansen and a really funny small part by Robbie Coltrane as a cashier just add to the fun. Especially enjoyable for anyone who has ever gambled."