The Money Pit

The Money Pit

Genre

Film description

In a Nutshell:

Tom Hanks versus a house!

Trailer:

Tagline:

If they've got what it takes, it's going to take everything they've got!

Quotes: 

'Big strokes. Up and down. Paint! And don't smoke. This is turning out to be pretty good day.'

'Little trouble in the kitchen, nothing...trivial.'

'Two weeks. Two weeks. You sound like a parrot there.'

Plot:

Walter (comedy Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) need a house.

Luckily, Walter stumbles across a cheap deal that looks like The White House and is surrounded by an innocent-looking forest.

The house of their dreams quickly turns in a nightmare, as the place falls apart as soon as they move in.

Shocking doorbells, suicidal bathtubs, descending doors and a walk up the stairs that Walter will never forget force the couple to call for outside help.

The work crew that turn up are almost as wacky as the house itself.

Led by a sleazy carpenter and plumber brothers, (Joe Mantegna and Philip Bosco), they tear the place to shreds, taking voyeuristic liberties along the way.

On top of this, Anna’s ex is using the house as an excuse to worm his way in to try and win Anna back.

Can Walter - who has sought refuge bonding with the weird workmen - save his relationship and get the house together before it destroys him?

Written by: David Curtis