Here are some not-so-kid-friendly flicks to give you a few chuckles, and help you maintain your sanity, while moving.
When Arlo Pear (Richard Pryor) tries to move his family to Idaho after receiving his dream promotion, he experiences the comedic Murphy's Law of moving. First, he has to break the news to his family. Then he has to sell his house, which has hilarious results. He then employs the less-than-desirable services of the Hummingbird Moving Company and a man with eight personalities to transport his car. Needless to say, Arlo learns the importance of moving with professionals
.The Money Pit (1986)
No film better exemplifies the stresses of moving to a new home than The Money Pit
. Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley (played by Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, respectfully) have to start looking for a new house - but there's not much they can afford. This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch - it's a dilapidated disaster. The second they move into the house, it falls apart room by room -- and hilarity ensues. (It also includes the funniest laugh scene
in the history of cinema).
Funny Farm (1988)
When Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase) buys a farm with his wife in Vermont, they can't imagine the trouble that awaits them. Andy quits his job as a sports journalist and plans 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, Andy has difficulty navigating the fine art of establishing relationships with neighbors that aren’t too excited about his move.
Raising Arizona (1987)
Hi and Ed’s poorly planned move to the desert leads to some of the most irreverent and unpredictable behavior in cinema. They do everything they can to get their own little slice of happiness - including kidnapping one of a wealthy family's quintuplets to raise as their own.
Coming to America (1988)
“What better place to find a queen than in the city of Queens?” When Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) moves to New York City to find his queen, he finds that things work very differently in different countries.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Lloyd and Harry just want a better life, and who can blame them? They have every reason to pack up and move, including the fact that their PETS' HEADS ARE FALLING OFF! When they decide to head west in search of Mary Swanson – and a better life – everything manages to go wrong. Hilariously ignorant to the end, Lloyd and Harry find plenty more than they set out for.
What are your favorite movies about moving? Let us know in the comments.