Most painful road trip movie moments
Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in 'Identity Thief' (Photo: Universal Pictures)
But first: In "Identity Thief," Diana (Melissa McCarthy) is so busted when the man whose identity she has stolen (Jason Bateman) comes a-knocking. Sandy Patterson's effort to hunt down his outrageous lady criminal spirals into a series of awkward, cringe-worthy and downright painful circumstances. Beyond all the physical beat-downs both characters endure, the most excruciating moment in the film is perhaps when Sandy -- who must stay in close proximity to Diana at all times -- is forced to listen to her spend a weird, loud, passionate night with a gentleman she just met at a roadside bar -- quite memorably played by Eric Stonestreet (see the clip below).
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'Those aren't pillows!'
It takes seeing "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" just one time before the famed Steve Martin line is forever seared into viewers' minds. In the 1987 John Hughes film, Martin plays Neal, the very reluctant travel mate of Del, played by the late John Candy. Like the awkward "Identity Thief" scene mentioned above, the two find themselves sharing a hotel room. Unlike the aforementioned Bateman-McCarthy scene, Neal and Del must share a bed. When they awaken, they are snuggled up like a married couple and Del's hand is exactly where it's not supposed to be, sending shock and horror through Neal.
The end of the road
From a roadside murder to some highway robbery, there are many extreme moments in "Thelma & Louise" (1991) -- but none seem quite as agonizing as when the ladies drive off a cliff to their imminent deaths in order to escape the law.
Chris Farley and David Spade play two guys who hit the road to save their local Ohio auto parts plant. While driving they hit a deer and drag its lifeless body into the backseat of their car. The deer comes back to life, thrashes around, and runs away -- but not before completely destroying their ride.