The Money Pit


Attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his musician lover Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) are forced out of their home of two years by its owner, Mr. Crowley (who has been on a tour of Europe). With few alternatives, they decide to buy an incredibly cheap fixer-upper on Long Island and do the work themselves. Unfortunately, the couple soon learns that the house is a lemon, intent on eating up all their time and money.

What people are saying:

“Not a bad 80s comedy – very light-hearted, with Tom Hanks playing loveable ditz and Shelley Long his girlfriend. Why they buy this really nice house for so cheap without being suspicious is never answered (& neither is where the money for the repairs comes from) but it obviously stats to fall apart and there’s some pretty funny scenes and physical comedy involved. Hanks at the end of his tether is great value – sometimes forget these were the roles he started with. A nice & easy 90min.” 3 stars

“This is the kind comedy I wish Tom Hanks would go back to! When the tub fall thru the floor…hilarious!” 4 stars

“One of the funniest slap-stick comedies around. It’s just too bad Shelley Long isn’t a better actress. Must-watch viewing for anyone planning to buy a house some day, or anyone that is still ‘fixing up’ their fixer-upper.” 4 stars

“Come on! Sequencial falls accompanied with orchestrated ensembles. How is this not in everybodies favorites? Hanks is a must see. Trust me, several of his situational expressions are priceless.” 4 1/2 stars

“I want that house. Its the first Hanks movie I’ve seen and its one of the best. Well there all the best. But comedy doesn’t come much more than this. This house embarrases the cuple to death. Just sit back and enjoy.” 5 stars


2 Responses to “The Money Pit”

  1. Great review.
    You should read my blog as well!

  2. Mystery Man Says:

    thanks! i’ll be sure to swing by and check it out!

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