Keeping with the real estate theme here on the blog, I've been thinking about some favorite movies in which property plays a role.
My husband and I started talking about this when we stopped productive behavior one day to sit in front of the TV to watch, for the zillionth time, the Tom Hanks/Shelley Long vehicle, "The Money Pit." I suppose that movie never gets old for us because it came out in the mid-80s about the same time we were buying our first house. No matter what painful repair we were dealing with in our mid-century ranch, it was far worse at The Money Pit.
So grab some popcorn, check out my list and weigh in with your own favorite real estate flicks in the comments section:
The Money Pit -- Who hasn't had a listing like this and roofers who looked like the Shirk Brothers?
Poltergeist -- Scary things happen when a subdivision is built over a cemetery.
The Shining -- Even scarier things can happen in abandoned commercial real estate.
Blazing Saddles -- The town of Rock Ridge is in jeopardy from the evil railroad developer.
Field of Dreams -- "If you build it, they will come." But remember, not everyone will appreciate a ballpark in their cornfield. It's murder on your yield.
Shrek -- The loveable ogre fights to save his swamp from cartoon eminent domain.
Glengarry Glen Ross -- "Put that coffee down. Coffee's for closers only." And, "We're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired."
Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- Ferris' mom is a real estate agent. Not much of a connection, but I love the movie.
The Brady Bunch Movie -- The Evil broker next door needs the innocent Bradys to sign away their beloved home.
Animal House -- OK, it's a stretch, but this is what can heppen when you have bad renters.
Pacific Heights -- Another lousy tenant.
The War of the Roses -- Worst divorce fight over property ever.
Gone with the Wind -- "Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts."
We'll let feisty Mr. O'Hara have the last word on this topic. See you at the movies!