The Money Pit

For everyone who’s ever been deeply in love or deeply in debt.

Hanks and Long buy a beautiful country estate, but when they start renovating it the dream turns into a nightmare. Here’s a special effects-laden update of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). Chimneys collapse, staircases fall in pieces and bathtubs go through the floor; there’s no end to the mayhem, which is unfortunate because those are not the film’s funniest moments. The first half of the story has a few good jokes though and the stars make a good couple.

1986-U.S. 90 min. Color. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Cast: Tom Hanks (Walter Fielding), Shelley Long (Anna Crowley), Alexander Godunov (Max Beissart), Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco.

Two stars

Published by Stefan Hedmark 2007-08-02 18:11

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