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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
Laurel Cronin ...
Mary
Roy Cooper ...
Winston Moseby
Christopher Durang ...
Reverend Lipton
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Travis Keller
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Patty
Vasek Simek ...
Karol
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Moseby's Secretary
Mary Klug ...
Lorraine
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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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She came. She saw. She moved in. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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12 June 1992 (USA)  »

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$58,500,635 (USA)
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The song that Goldie Hawn is dancing to is "Scarification Chant and Katutoku Corinne", featured in "The Color Purple" when Ms. Celie is getting ready to shave Mister. See more »

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When Gwen is in the house discussing "what happened in Maui" with Becky, her sweater sleeves are pushed up by her elbows. After she finishes the story she leaves the house they are now down around her wrists. See more »

Quotes

Newton Davis: Don't you remember the time I... I... I had myself delivered to you in a box for your birthday? And... and the guy I paid to deliver the box screwed up and delivered me to the wrong apartment? And... and how the... the lady who opened the box... uh... freaked out and started screaming? And I ran out of there just as you poked your head into the hall. And... and the next thing I know, this one's bashing me for having an affair with her neighbor, and this one's bashing me for being some kind of ...
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Underrated comedy
8 December 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Wonderful bit of fluff, especially compared to the crude, dark or 'edgy' drek that predominates these days. Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin are great together. They should team up more often. Kudos to the writer, Mark Stein. The lies made up by compulsive liars in this film are especially imaginative.


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