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HouseSitter (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 June 1992 (USA)
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Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

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Edna Davis
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George Davis
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Marty
Richard B. Shull ...
Ralph
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Winston Moseby
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Travis Keller
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Patty
Vasek Simek ...
Karol
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Mary Klug ...
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Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help ... Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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$58,500,635 (USA)
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Meg Ryan was originally set to star as Gwen. When Ryan declined, the producers opted for Kim Basinger. But Basinger also declined, so Goldie Hawn took the part. See more »

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When the mom gives Gwen the card with the money, Gwen closes the card twice between shots. See more »

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Gwen: I don't want your money. I will take the furniture, though.
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7 August 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is very funny....the teaming of Martin and Hawn proved an hilarious combination. Both actor's are accomplished in the comedy department and this is no surprise why this film works (well for me it does). Gwen (Hawn's character) cons her way into the life of Martin's...simply by using her wonderful imagination. After meeting him while working, she has a one night fling with him and somehow decides she wants to live in his newly built house. The only problem is Newton Davis (Martin's character) has no clue to what she's up to. The tricky predicaments she places Martin and herself in, are a treat to watch....a zany, clever comedy in my opinion. Please don't be misled by the rating on IMDb, because it really is an injustice....it is an enjoyable movie.

My vote 8/10.


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