The Money Pit

 (5,277)6.41 h 31 min1986PG
Now this is a housing crisis! It's an extreme slapstick makeover when a young couple buys a dream home for a price too good to be true - and flip out when it starts tumbling down! Produced by Steven Spielberg.
Directors
Richard Benjamin
Starring
Tom HanksShelley LongAlexander Godunov
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Maureen StapletonJoe MantegnaPhilip BoscoJosh MostelYakov SmirnoffCarmine Caridi
Producers
Frank MarshallKathleen KennedyArt Levinson
Studio
UNIVERSAL PAY TELEVISION
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

5277 global ratings

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RebeccaReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Exactly what you need when the ceiling starts dripping...
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The night I closed on my first house I ordered a pizza and watched The Money Pit. At the time, it was just about the funniest thing I had ever seen. Two poor unsuspecting lovebirds get suckered into buying what they *think* is the house of their dreams, only to have everything under the sun go wrong. It was so over the top absurd that I laughed myself silly.

Fast-forward five years and I have a WHOLE new appreciation for this movie. I bought a "fixer-upper" with stars in my eyes, dreaming about all the DIY projects that were going to be *so* much fun. Hah. There's a scene in this movie that has become my all-time FAVORITE scene in ANY movie. Tom Hanks gets out of the cab and sighs, saying "Ah. Home Crap Home." Every single time something has gone wrong in my house (the roof, the water heater, the foundation, ants eating through the siding - you name it) I remember this movie and start laughing. Home Crap Home. I can completely, totally, 100% RELATE to this movie, which makes it even funnier (if that's even possible).

Anyone who is thinking of buying a house should watch this movie. Anyone who has ever bought a house should watch this movie. Yes, even if you've got a great house with no problems (do those even exist??) - you should watch this movie. And anyone who has ever dealt with a contractor should watch this movie.

Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are masters of comedy and their chemistry together is brilliant. I'm giggling even as I write this, thinking of the birth control scene, the turkey scene, the scaffolding scene...and I've easily seen this movie a hundred times (or more). It doesn't matter that it's from the 80s. This is just as relevant, funny, and touching today as it was the day it hit the theaters.

The Money Pit is a must have for any homeowner. It's exactly what you need when the ceiling starts dripping. Trust me.
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PaulReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
a little ridiculous although very very funny
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I actually saw this movie many years ago closer to when it first came out - now recently I remembered it with a smile and decided I would like to see it again - a story about a couple played by shelley long and tom hanks who through one mishap or another find themselves without an apartment in New York city and then after viewing a mansion decide to purchase it because it showed beautifully and is on sale for a low price and they also to decide to actually move in and try to live there - normal people of course would have done a complete home inspection before such a huge purchase - but not in this movie - so once you accept that premise, the fun begins - because of course (spoiler alert) the house basically falls apart in the most hilarious ways the script writers and producers could dream up - and tom hanks does a great job of being as very funny as the scenes calls for - shelley long does funny too although I think they wanted more of the tom hanks doing funny and they wanted shelley long for the relationship elements of the story - all in all I really liked the whole movie a lot
hollyReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Was this ever good?
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I had heard this mentioned so many times, people jokingly refer to it a lot when things go wrong in their homes, but the forced jokes, Hanks and his manic laugh, the circus crew that tears the house apart....all too much and made it painful to watch so we stopped about 1/3 of our way into the film. Wish there were "returns" on bombs like these.
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rainydaysReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Ok movie
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Sadly not quite as funny as I remembered it being when I first saw it many moons ago. Of course I was living in my own money pit at the time it came out, so I could REALLY relate... actually, I think I laughed/CRIED at the time as I related a bit too much to everything falling apart at once. There ARE some pretty funny scenes though such as when Shelly Long opens the medicine cabinet door to ask the workman on the other side for the Pepto or something and was told she was nearly out of birth control pills; but mainly I was left feeling a bit frustrated... maybe because I'm still living in a money pit with everything falling apart around me... and wanted to yell fix-it instructions at Tom Hanks.

Still, it's a cute movie; esp if you've dealt with or are still dealing with a money pit of your own. For now though I think I'll kick back and check out Funny Farm and see it IT 'S as funny as I remembered.
Amber NorellReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
You Can't Beat 80's Comedies
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Looking for a light-hearted comedy that's suitable for the whole family? This is an excellent pick. I had my fiancé watch it with me after we just moved into our first house and finished remodeling it. It seemed like appropriate timing and he definitely got a kick out of it. Shelley Long and Tom Hanks have awesome on screen chemistry and are a great comedic duo. This is a nice choice for those who want to laugh but are tired of today's raunchy, over-the-top flicks.
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J ROWReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
New House Falling Apart? Get this movie!
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My Daughter bought a house and moved into it 2 days after having twins. Everything went wrong. Well broke, new water heater burned up, downstairs heat wouldn’t come on. My Daughter began crying to me. “I’m camping...in my house!” I bought them this movie after I left. Six months later, they laugh and quote it!!
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie! Too bad it's not in letterbox widescreen!
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'80s movie music is a little annoying but it's period specific. Near the beginning of when Spielberg got addicted to Hanks. There were some holes in the script and in some ways it was over-directed, overacted but it's still a great, well made, well written, well directed and well acted movie. It's engaging enough that you can forget its shortcomings.
RuweReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny now for different reasons than when I was a kid.
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This now hits too close to home. Frost watched as a kid, and laughed my ass off to Tom Hank's physical comedy routine. As an adult.... this becomes funny for different reasons. I now fully understand and relate to the scene when Tom's character just laughs uncontrollably as the house, finances, and floor/stairs fall to pieces around him (because what else are you going to do).
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