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50% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 58% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Young lovers Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) are house-sitting the New York City apartment owned by Max (Alexander Godunov), Anna's ex-husband, who suddenly decides to toss them out. Needing a new home, they settle on buying a country estate outside the city, which is available for a suspiciously low price. It soon becomes apparent why, as doors fall off their hinges, staircases come tumbling down and a bathtub falls through the floor. The couple's relationship suffers similarly. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times A movie that contains one funny scene and 91 minutes of running time to kill. Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Not only Tom Hanks and Shelley Long share a fantastic chemistry, the physical humor (full of brilliant set pieces) is first-rate and allows Hanks to show off his impeccable comedy chops. Rated: 4/5 Jan 15, 2021 Full Review The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Sergio Benítez Espinof Films like these are much more valid than all the comedies by Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler combined. [Full Review in Spanish] May 14, 2020 Full Review The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (4) William Wolf Gannett News Service The film would have been a lot better had there been a much stronger script that didn't seem to be straining to keep the basic idea alive. Nov 5, 2019 Full Review The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (5) JoBlo JoBlo's Movie Network Rated: 7/10 Jul 7, 2006 Full Review The Money Pit | Rotten Tomatoes (6) David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...enhanced by Hanks' increasingly hysterical and appropriately broad performance. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 25, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The money truly can be the pits. A young Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are Walter and Anna. They are married and just bought a house after house-sitting the apartment from her ex-husband when he kicks them out. They land a country estate for an exceptionally low price. But the price they pay is more than financial as the whole house starts to fall apart bit by bit. The stairs, the bathtub, the kitchen, the gas, the electric all go haywire. A lot of this actually reminded me of Funny Farm with Chevy Chase. Same kind of scenario with a couple facing all kinds of troubles at their new home. Yet this experience may test the limits of their relationship. Hanks and Long are a likable couple. Much of the physical humor works with Hanks getting to react to all the mishaps at this estate. No classic by any means but it's a realistic situation any married couple can face when buying a new home. Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Jeff M Yet another example of what's funny when you're 12 is not necessarily funny when you're 47. The film itself feels like harmless fluff watching it now - and is really only interesting as a footnote in the early career of Hanks. While watching this, I realized that Hanks never really did much physical comedy once the 80s were over, and he alone makes this film worth watching as he adeptly handles a number of spills and pratfalls. Unfortunately, he and Long aren't exactly a comedy dream team. Long has always been a hit or miss comic actress with me, and here she comes across shrill rather than funny. Her scenes without Hanks stop the movie dead in its tracks - it doesn't help that Godunov as her ex-husband doesn't appear to have a funny bone in his entire body. A couple supporting performances provide a chuckle or two, and for the most part it's basically family friendly during its quick 90 minute run. One has grown accustomed to expect more from a Hanks movie nowadays, but it will keep the kids occupied and you might look up from your book a time or two. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review David W I enjoyed this very much but it's one of my wifes all time favourite comedies. So a 4 from me and a 5 from my wife, split the difference and 4.5 :) Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/24 Full Review Thomas K One of my favorite comedies of all times. Tom Hanks is really, really funny and great. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Tania G My husband laughed through the whole thing. Me, meh. Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/27/23 Full Review Michael G Honestly an underrated banger Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Richard Benjamin Director Tom Hanks Walter Fielding, Jr. Shelley Long Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding Alexander Godunov Max Beissart Maureen Stapleton Estelle Joe Mantegna Art Shirk
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Synopsis Young lovers Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) are house-sitting the New York City apartment owned by Max (Alexander Godunov), Anna's ex-husband, who suddenly decides to toss them out. Needing a new home, they settle on buying a country estate outside the city, which is available for a suspiciously low price. It soon becomes apparent why, as doors fall off their hinges, staircases come tumbling down and a bathtub falls through the floor. The couple's relationship suffers similarly.

Director
Richard Benjamin

Producer
Kathleen Kennedy, Art Levinson, Frank Marshall

Screenwriter
David Giler

Production Co
Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Rating
PG

Genre
Comedy

Original Language
English

Release Date (Streaming)
May 23, 2016

Box Office (Gross USA)
$30.9M

Runtime
1h 30m
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