Synopsis: Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young couple who believe they have found their perfect home to start a family in. There is just one problem. An elderly tenant is staying upstairs and won't move out. Alex and Nancy desperately try everything to convince her to leave, but she refuses to move. Soon, their dream home becomes their home of nightmares.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Danny DeVito
Production: Miramax Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

to you guys.

- Oh!

Coop, thank you.

I am sure it's not

gonna be as brilliant

as your new book, but a couple

decent metaphors in there.

Turn of phrase.

We forgot to tell them

the big news.

Oh, God.


What is it?

Go ahead.

We're pregnant.



Congratulations, man.

I'm so happy for you!

You guys must have

just found out.

No. Unh-unh.

I'm four months along. Yeah.

- Four months?

- Mm-hmm.

- Oop!

- Oh, honey.



I mean, we're not

gonna want to live here

once we start having babies.

And that upstairs would make

the cutest playroom.

Well, I don't want Mrs. Connelly

coughing on my baby.

You know what I mean.

Besides, do you realize how much

the duplex is gonna be worth

once we get both floors?

I know how much it costs.

It's gonna be worth

a bazillion times that.

Really? A bazillion?

That's an incredible return.

Come on, Alex, what better way

to finish your novel

than in your own 19th-century

oak writer's nook?

It would be nice

not to write at Starbucks

with the other novelists.

Because you deserve

your own nook.

That's my train.

All right.

Let's do it.


- Yeah.

- Aah!

Oh, this is so wonderful.

We're gonna have a home.

Yeah. All right.

I love you.

I love you!

I could have sworn

we had more stuff.

It's gonna look great.

Mrs. Connelly, it's

Nancy Kendricks and Alex Rose,

from downstairs.

Let me look at you.



We just wanted to come up

and say hi.

Oh, what a nice surprise.

Come in.

Come in.

Thank you.


What an amazing apartment!

Oh, thank you, dear.

Sit down.

We brought you this

little housewarming gift.

That's very kind of you.

Thank you.

I'll open it for you.

I don't drink, myself.

It's a sin.

Irish Catholics don't drink?

What are you doing?

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