Real estate orientated movies can make for some of the funniest movies because they resonate with so many. Home improvement ideas gone array, a best friend moving in with newlyweds, buying/selling a home a haunted house, and so forth. The movies can be a crazy place yet when looking at these movies truth is stranger than fiction and here is a follow up to Spooky houses in Snohomish County for more real estate related humor.
The Money Pit
1986 saw the release of The Money Pit. Starring Tom Hanks and Shelly Long, The Money Pit featured a young couple buying a Colonial style home that needed some work to bring it back into grandeur. Little did Walter & Anna know, this home would become a living nightmare of repairs, lazy contractors, and … a money pit. The story is full of humor and my favorite is when Walter has fallen into the floor and held up by a rug for hours till Anna comes homes to rescue him.
You, Me and Dupree
Ever had a roommate that just didn’t work out? Well that is the case in the movie You, Me and Dupree. Owen Wilson (Dupree) is a good friend of a newly wed couple who settles into their new home when life intervenes and Dupree becomes, what appears to be a permanent, a fixture in their home. The house guest wears out his welcome to Carl, however, everyone else just doesn’t see it that way. Dupree gets caught up in being to friendly of a house guest yet it all eventually works out to create a fun newlywed comedy.