Friday, October 21, 2011
"The Money Pit" 1986
“The Money Pit”
I have a broken stair. It creaks and is frankly a little scary. I have nightmares about the day it finally snaps and someone in the house breaks something. When I step on it, I think of the movie “The Money Pit”. I also have a wobbly top to a newel post that reminds me of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, but I will write about that at Christmas time.
We have a basket on the bad stair and remind any guest that uses the stairs to stay to the right going up. We’ll get it fixed someday.
'Cheap Girl' # 1: We want to change the name of the band.
Walter: You can't do that! You've spent years making your name a household word. Your name is perfect! Cheap Girls. I love it.
'Cheap Girl' # 1: I'm not sure it's us. We want to call ourselves Meryl Streep.
Walter: No, no you cannot call yourselves Meryl Streep.
'Cheap Girl' # 1: Maybe she'll be flattered!
Walter: No, in fact considering your act, I think I can guarantee a giant lawsuit.
[Walter tells Anna they're leaving]
Walter: Forget it, you are not calling yourselves Meryl Streep.
'Cheap Girl' # 1: How 'bout Debbie Reynolds?
Shelley Long is his girlfriend Anna. She is a violinist who has been living with Walter in her ex-husband’s apartment while he’s on tour. He returns early and that prompts the couple sudden real estate needs. Shelley is her typical self in this movie. She doesn’t have a whole lot of range.
Water Fielding: Do you know how hard it is to find a really good carpenter? Besides, I think he's got a brother who's a plumber!
Anna Crowley: Really? A brother who's a plumber?
Water Fielding: I think so.
Anna Crowley: Do you think I should sleep with him?
Water Fielding: Maybe just this once.
Anna: That is such a dumb idea. Sometimes it amazes me you ever passed the bar.
Walter: I'm sure it does, you've never passed a bar in you life.
Anna: You are so much less attractive when I'm sober.
Walter: Thank goodness it's not that often.
Anna: [yelling] All right, that's it! I've had it with you, and the house, and Max, and the orchestra and everything! How long will it take to put this house together?
Curly: Two weeks.
[Walter and all the workers start laughing]
Anna: We'll stick it out 'til the house is done.
It ends happily and there is a wedding in the front yard of the finished house.