The Money Pit (1986)

This classic 80's comedy wasn't as funny as I expected - lots of slapstick and elaborate set up with corny characters.

Walter and Anna are committed to each other, but she doesn't want to get married. When they find themselves without a home in NYC, they discover a mansion outside of town that is being sold at a bargain price. The moment they move in however, they discover the house needs a few more repairs than they had bargained for.

The metaphor of this house with a good foundation that is falling apart mirroring the trials they experience within their relationship is ok, but it is overshadowed by the phony and shallowness of it all. Watch The War of the Roses if you want to see a relationship and house fall apart.


1 comment:

Amber said...

Good call! War of the Roses is no comedy! Yikes.