If the great John Candy were alive today, we’d love to ask him, “What in fuck’s sake were you thinking making a talking horse movie with Bobcat Goldthwait?” It’s a legitimate question that demands an answer. We can’t imagine the payday was all that grand, and he must’ve read the script at some point before shooting. So what gives?
In the dreadful Hot To Trot, Candy voices Don, a gabby horse in a cheap suit that tries to earn laughs through sexual puns about sperm whales. Equestrian fail. You know it’s bad when Bobcat Goldthwait is the funny one in a John Candy movie. To put it delicately, both Don and Hot To Trot are horseshit.