Movie Review #2: Housesitter

Welcome once again to Summer Movie Nights at The Real World According To Sam!

The Second Movie in our Film Series is:

An MCA Universal Film
Release Year: 1992
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5/5

Here's the premise:

"Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn star in this hilarious romantic comedy about the consequences of 'stretching' the truth.
     When architect Newton Davis's (Martin) girlfriend Becky (Dana Delaney) turns down his marriage proposal, his newly-built dream house suddenly becomes nothing more than an empty monument to her rejection. That is, until a chance encounter with Gwen (Hawn) turns his life upside-down.
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in HouseSitter (1992)     Intrigued by Newton's story, Gwen visits the house and decides to move in on her own. Resourceful and creative, Gwen is soon fixing up the house and charming Newton's family and neighbors--all the while passing herself off as his new wife! Gwen even befriends Becky, who begins to see a Newton she never knew existed.
     Horrified at the deception yet unable to stop it, newton finds himself playing along with her preposterous stories, her attempts at reconciling differences within his family and her campaign for his promotion at work. Finally, he convinces Gwen to fabricate their 'divorce' so he can still get married to Becky---until he has a change of heart. It's a delightful, warmhearted and intelligent comedy from director Frank Oz."

Here's the trailer:

 Me and my mom have been watching this movie for years. Its always been one of our favorite ones to pull out. Housesitter is a successful comedy. It is one of those movies that still manages to make you laugh even if you've seen it a million times. The opening score is absolutely delightful. Seems very architect to me, and sounds very Vermont to my mom (for some odd reason or another). 
Goldie Hawn plays Gwen remarkably well. She can string together ridiculous stories spur of the moment and everyone believes her. Steve Martin as Newton Davis plays his role in such a dramatically perfect way.   His reactions are the key that keep this movie going. Every odd scheme they get into is enjoyable because of the way Martin plays his part. This is one of the movies that, for me, never gets old.    

Housesitter is a movie that everyone should watch at least once, if not more. 


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