Jake and Elwood Blues embark on a mission from God to reunite
the old band in order to raise money to save their Catholic home.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Directed by John Landis
Written by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis
Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Steve Cropper,
Donald Dunn, Murphy Dunne, Willie Hall, Tom Malone,
Lou Marini, Matt Murphy, Alan Rubin, Steven Williams,
Charles Napier, John Candy, Henry Gibson
Spin-Off of Saturday Night Live
It's tough to find a reason not to enjoy this film. The Blues Brothers is a wildly entertaining soulful comedy that is still the best film to ever come from a Saturday Night Live skit. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd will forever be known as Jake and Elwood Blues, two characters who have since become pop culture icons.
The best thing about this film is the incredible soundtrack. The Blues Brothers features iconic musicians like James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and John Lee Hooker, all of which provide an awesome song or two. Belushi and Aykroyd themselves prove that they are not just hilarious comedians, but talented musicians as well. Every moment of this film is full of rhythm and blues, as well as over-the-top car chases and epic one-liners.
I definitely recommend this film to virtually everybody. The combination of hilarious comedy, awesome music, and outrageous action sequences is sure to entertain anybody who watches this film. It has stood the test of time and remains a cult classic.