If in the beginning the film was a moderate success, with time has secured its place among the cult of cinema.
Thanks above all to the character and personality of penniless brothers, Jake and Elwood, who with their full black, hat and sunglasses Ray-Ban Wayfarer dark, gave life to a story as much fun as reckless.
Uniquely styled heroes and unchangeable: we see Jake’s eyes only once throughout the film, while Elwood appears without Sun Hat four scenes.
Being a musical comedy cannot be left out the music, which accompany the two brothers during their adventures and that make them great actors infallible spectacle, as the famous Everybody needs somebody to love “and” Sweet Home Chicago. In 2004 the BBC has defined the same Everybody needs somebody to love “the coolest soundtrack of film history. In this sense, important are the contributions of artists/actors such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and James Brown.
After the movie, the couple (who was already established in a famous TV show) started a tour with the Blues Brothers Band, recording the albums too. After the death of John “Jake” Belushi and the abandonment of “Elwwod” Dan Aykroyd, were engraved two discs, in 1990 and in 1992.