Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Movies - If You Build It, They Will Come!

Feature Presentation...

The Bumbles have been thinking about building additions on homes and the satisfaction that comes with the end result. Sure the process can be stressful, long and expensive. But when your home or new room or other building or item is finished, pride in that thing you helped create is quite satisfying. Films often involve something new being built by the characters. Share on your blog movies that involve new things being built, linking them back to The Bumbles Blog. If you don't have a blog, list your choices in the comment section of The Bumbles Movie post!

The Money Pit (2006) A young couple (Tom Hanks and Shelley Long) struggles to repair an old, dilapidated house they bought from an old con-artist, believing they were buying a beautiful mansion at an amazing price.

Radio Flyer (1992) Two brothers (Elijah Wood and Joseph Mazzello), immersed in fantasies of flying as a way to escape a difficult family situation, attempt to build a working airplane by transforming their red wagon into a flying machine.

Evan Almighty (2007) Congressman Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) is contacted by God and instructed to build an Ark in preparation for the great flood.

October Sky (1999) The son (Jake Gyllenaal) of a coal miner (Chris Cooper), inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1, attempts to build his own rocket against his father's wishes, eventually becoming a NASA scientist. Based on a true story.

The World's Fastest Indian (2005) Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins), living in New Zealand, spends more than 20 years building and increasing the speed of his 1920 Indian Motorcycle with an eye towards with an eye towards racing in Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats


  1. Oooh, I'm so happy you included Radio Flyer; I loved that film growing up! Such a great film :)

  2. The Money Pit did flash through my head for a nanosecond this morning. These are all good ones!

  3. I think I've seen all of these except the Worlds Fastest Indian. SOunds good I'll have to look for it.
    Great list of movies!
    Natalie :0)

  4. I love the movie October Sky. You are reminding me to get it from Netflix and watch it again!

  5. Both October Sky and The MOney Pit flashed through my mind! Great picks.

  6. I thought of The World's Fastest Indian after posting - so glad to see it here! That was a very good flick which I randomly came across on Cable recently.

  7. I love all of the films you listed, especially The Money Pit! I was also thinking of the movie "Life As A House". It's another favorite of mine that involves building.

    So glad you stopped by recently! No need to apologize, we all get busy! I'm just glad to see you again. Drop me an email and let me know how things are going with you when you have a chance.

    You asked about the Yorkshire Pudding I posted. It was super easy! I highly recommend trying it!

  8. I can't believe I forgot The Money Pit. Hilarious :)

  9. I'm with Willoughby--I was thinking of Life As A House as well.