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HouseSitter (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 1992 (USA)
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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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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Rated PG for mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 1992 (USA)  »

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Como Agarrar um Marido  »

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$58,500,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,900,635
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When Newton first enters his house and finds Gwen there, she is singing "The Name Game". She uses the names Ollie and Kate, both names of her children in real life. See more »

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At the bar Newton adds lines to the drawing on the napkin. When Gwen looks at it the next morning they are gone. See more »

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Marty: Of marriage?
Newton Davis: It's not a marriage! It is a simple arrangement in which I will share my house with her and in exchange for which she will argue with me in public and generally make my life incredibly terrible.
Marty: That's marriage.
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Underrated comedy
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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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