Tom Hanks makes "The 'Burbs", playing Ray Peterson, a typical middle America suburban husband, dad and neighbor, who is shaken out of his complacency by the suspicions of his next door neighbor on the strange behavior of the Klopeks - the new mysterious neighbors. The whole neighborhood gets in on the spying, including the distrustful and immature Art Weingartner, the ex-army major Mark Rumsfield, the action-seeking teenage Ricky Butler, and the down to earth wife, Carol Peterson. This light-hearted drama, which is interspersed with some comedic moments, is perfect for an evening of home entertainment.
The Money Pit may not have been a Hollywood blockbuster, but it's on my list of movies to watch when a light-hearted, side-splitting comedy is on the menu. Tom Hanks and Shelley Long play a not atypical urban, professional couple seeking to buy a house together. Their adventure starts when they buy what seems to be the house of the their dreams. One scene in particular never fails to cause tears to roll down my face, no matter how many times I see the movie. A goodie.