Hot to Trot

1988

Comedy / Fantasy

4
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40%
IMDb Rating 4.4 10 3089

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
May 29, 2021 at 06:18 AM

Director

Cast

Virginia Madsen as Allison Rowe
Bobcat Goldthwait as Fred P. Chaney
Mary Gross as Ms. French
John Candy as Don
720p.WEB
764.75 MB
1264*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 23 min
P/S 7 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by zach-151 10 / 10

Talking horses rule!

It just gets funnier, every time I see it! The cultural subtext is genius. Bobcat is the idealistic misfit from a previous generation wandering lost through the 80's as yuppy Republicans seize control of America. A talking horse is just as reliable as any "stock" expert at picking winning stocks. It shows the utter ridiculousness of that profession. The cartoonish nature of the movie represents the cynical rejection of reality espoused by punk rock and other revolutionary movements of the time. I guess you just had to be there to understand it. Today, greedy corporate types have so subsumed this country that it is difficult to remember a time when they did not dominate. This movie brilliantly illustrates the culture clash that was occurring at that time. Vietnam and Watergate elevated protest to an art form, especially the DaDa, surrealist, mocking the system type of commentary.

Reviewed by makeham98 10 / 10

If you liked Seabiscuit, you'll love Hot to Trot

Seabiscuit is actually based on this masterwork. "The horse that couldn't win".... yep, that was Don before it was Seabiscuit... "The jockey no one wanted".... Goldthwait long before Tobey... "The obnoxious outsider owner"... Bobcat again. The big climactic race... yes, Seabiscuit fans, you HAVE seen it all before.

Hot to Trot was a film before its time. Dabney Coleman's performance is magical. Virginia Madsen's best performance where she kept her clothes on. And Candy is a master of horse dialects.

Two hoofs up! Ten stars! Fabulous! Mucilage!

Reviewed by Mr-Fusion 7 / 10

It's still funny!

When it comes right down to it, my love for "Hot to Trot" stems from childhood. That's the best way to put it. I watched this movie all the time on HBO as a kid, and I loved it. And what makes this stand up today (for me) is that I find even more humor as an adult in John Candy's performance. He's what makes this movie so damn likable. I know that, deep down, it's just a silly horse movie, and without that key casting decision (Goldthwait, too, let's not count him out), this would have disaster written all over it.

But it's Candy's warmth and comedic charm that makes this work so well. I have no idea how well this would hold up if I were watching it with fresh adult eyes, but as it stands, I have quite the soft spot for "Hot to Trot".

7/10

Read more IMDb reviews

3 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment