The Money Pit – Film Review

Title: The Money Pit

Age: PG

Released: 26th March 1986

Director: Michael Engler

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: **** (4/5 stars)

About: A young couple use their life savings to buy a dilapidated house which needs major repair This creates strains on their relationship that all home owner will empathise with!

Review: So I was toying between 3 and 4 stars for this film.

But considering how I’ve watched this like 5 times on Netflix in a short period of time, I have to say that it is actually quite good (and very amusing as well).

This is a very easy comedy, and one that I think many people would enjoy.

I can’t understand why it had such a bad write up from other people who reviewed it. Yes it’s silly, yes it’s probably over the top in some places, but it’s all good humour.

It’s meant to make you laugh.

It kind of reminded me of The Play that Goes Wrong, it’s that sort of humour.

Whether or not you are a fan of broad comedies, you won’t be able to keep yourself from laughing out loud as you watch this film – especially since Tom Hanks is able to introduce an amazing level of humour!

You won’t find a film like it and to be honest, I miss the 80s Hank who was a comedic extraordinaire, who starred in laughfests like this home improvement comedy.

If you are in the mood for a feel good film, or just want something easy to watch then this is the perfect film for you.

It’s has a nice uplifting ending, and just has a general feel good sense about it.

I mean since this is an 80s comedy, the happy ending is all but guaranteed!

3 thoughts on “The Money Pit – Film Review

  1. This is one of my favorite movies of all time! You are so right. Tom Hanks is a genius in this movie.


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