FOR EVERYONE WHO’S EVER BEEN DEEPLY IN LOVE OR DEEPLY IN DEBT.
Walter and Anna (Tom Hanks, Shelley Long) buy a beautiful country estate, but when they start renovating it the dream turns into a nightmare. Here’s a special effects-laden update of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). Chimneys collapse, staircases fall in pieces and bathtubs go through the floor; there’s no end to the mayhem, which is unfortunate because those are not the film’s funniest moments. The first half of the story has a few good jokes though and the stars make a good couple.
1986-U.S. 91 min. Color. Directed by Richard Benjamin. Cast: Tom Hanks (Walter Fielding), Shelley Long (Anna Crowley), Alexander Godunov (Max Beissart), Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco.