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The Money Pit

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Classic '80s fix-it comedy has some mature themes.

Movie PG 1986 91 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Highly Crass and Not For Children

I (a young adult) started watching this with my parents and it was extremely uncomfortable. There are some very explicit scenes between the main couple in bed... complete with screaming and onlookers. There are many sexualized conversations throughout the movie. Additionally, there is a scene in which the lead woman is sexually harassed and the situation laughed off. Somehow, this film pulled a PG rating but it absolutely should be rated PG-13. The film had a comical premise, but it with was paired with crass displays of relationships and lacked any positive moral message or developed storyline.
age 16+

Worth a watch classic

This is an adult film.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Whether or not you're a fan of broad comedies, you won't be able to keep from laughing out loud in this one, especially since Hanks proves a genius with the physical humor. Nowadays, with the exception of the occasional romantic comedy or animated character, Hanks tends to star in big-budget dramas or action thrillers. But as all but the youngest of moviegoers know, in the '80s Hanks was a comedian extraordinaire, starring in laughfests like the home-improvement comedy THE MONEY PIT. This being an '80s comedy, the happy ending is all but guaranteed.

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