Comedy, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

The Money Pit & Funny Farm

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Richard Benjamin’s The Money Pit
(PG, 1986, 91 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
Evicted from their Manhattan apartment, Walter and Anna (Tom Hanks and Shelley Long) buy what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to pieces around them, the two hapless homeowners watch in horror as everything – including the bathtub – disappears into the appropriately named “money pit”.

Followed by:

George Roy Hill’s Funny Farm
(PG, 1988, 101 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
When Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith Osborne buy a farm in Vermont, they can’t imagine the trouble that awaits them. Chase is planning to use the peace and quiet of the country to write the Great American Novel. From the moment the movers’ truck gets lost with their furniture, though, there’s little peace and less quiet. From a maniacal mailman to a dead body buried in the garden, Chase is distracted by the town and its wacky inhabitants. Can the Farmers survive the townsfolk and each other?