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Housesitter (1992)

Steve Martin , Goldie Hawn , Frank Oz  |  PG |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat
  • Directors: Frank Oz
  • Writers: Mark Stein
  • Producers: Brian Grazer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 1998
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 078322740X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,062 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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    Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn star in this hilarious romantic comedy about the consequences of "stretching" the truth. When architect Newton Davis' girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) 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. 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 - and 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 the 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.

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    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I wish more projects were assembled for this tag-team of born screwball comedy geniuses, because "Housesitter" offers a great display of how well Martin and Hawn work together onscreen. Their senses of timing are tremendous and both have a gift for physical comedy and wringing the best out of every line of dialogue. I disagree with the original Amazon staff reviewer (I believe the "official" Amazon review has since changed to a more positive judgment), I think this movie is very well constructed, with a tight plotline and just the right balance of jokes and exposition. Not a word or scene is wasted. The humor is absurdist but good-natured, as in older-style films, and the supporting cast does standout service. This is a very underrated comedy, in my view, and I give it a high recommendation for fans of either of these fine actors or zany comedy in general. A very refreshing change from in-you-face gross-out jokes and sophomoric scatalogical/sexual put-down gags that pass as "comedy" in so many films today. "Housesitter" just zips and zings along from one wild confrontation to another as the teetering house of lies constructed by Hawn (at first) and then Martin becomes ever-more unwieldy and incoherent. Dana Delany plays a prim, preppy "third wheel" character with aplomb and the finale is satisfying, funny, and endearing. Hugely entertaining and stands up tremendously well to repeated viewings!
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    31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs December 6, 2004
    Format:DVD
    A charming comedy played superbly by Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.

    Martin plays a decently successful architect and uses his talent to build a house for his high-school sweatheart. He is rather romantically inclined and presents her with this engagement gift wrapped in a big red ribbon. This scares away his high-school sweatheart as she interprets it as him being too imaginative and living in the fantasy-land than being a down-to-earth man, she'd prefer to be with.

    Heartbroken, he ends up in a Hungarian restaurant to wash away his woes and eventually pours out his heart to a waitress, played by Goldie Hawn, who doesn't stop a beat to take advantage of the situation. She is an adventurous free-spirit, endowed with wild imagination, who believes that life is to be experienced and she'll do whatever it takes to experience the richness of life.

    After spending one night with the architect, she promptly packs and unbeknonst to him, move into his newly built house. After all, why leave such a lovely house empty? She quickly gets acquainted with local people, charges everything to the architect's account and gets to meet even his parents, to him she presents herself as the architect's wife. As unique as she is - an acquired taste, as her make-believe inlaws would say, she has a very charming personality and everybody delights in her presence. Whatever the situation, she always has a ready answer, often backed with a wild and outrageous story.

    When Martin shows up at his newly-built house and finds her there, he is at first stunned, but figures that the only way to get out of it is by incorporating and continuing her make-believe stories and inventing that they are now getting divorced.
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! July 21, 2005
    Format:DVD
    Most of us know the story. I'm just going to add my favorate scenes and thoughts. Becky didn't deserve Newton. She turned his marriage proposal down because she did not see the value in his creativity and vision. We get a real sense of what Gwen is feeling the first time she sees the house. Imagine this: You are walking thru a brand new house that was custom designed by someone you know. No one has ever lived in it, and the person it was offered to has turned it down. Gwen thought the house was so beautiful that she sat out side of the house and stared at it in amazement! Although she initially didn't want Newton around because of her con, we know that she could see the value of the man. This is the focus of the story: not the house but the story of a woman recognizing the quailites of Newton.

    One of my favorite movies!
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    8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A Cheap Immitation February 23, 2001
    Format:DVD
    Housesitter is an awful rewrite of the charming 1941 movie It Started with Eve. Unlike Deanna Durbin's character, who is honest and likeable, Goldie Hawn plays a pathological liar no decent person could respect. In fact, the whole plot of the original has been so cheapened that it's hard to accept any of the relationships between characters, or the final outcome. The two movies share a cast of characters in similar roles, and even humorous scenes like tripping over a living-room chair, but the wholesome quality of the original is totally lost in Housesitter. The film's only saving grace is the superb acting of its well-picked cast. The story line, though, has been shamefully distorted. I would expect a remake to improve on the original, but comparing these two films saddens me to think how far American screenwriting has deteriorated in the past 50 years.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of My All Time Favorites February 3, 2001
    Format:VHS Tape
    I remember being 14 and going to see this movie on opening weekend with my sister, I was a big Goldie Hawn fan at that point and I fell for her big time after seeing her in "Overboard", another underrated comedy from Goldie's cinema showcase. Even though this movie mostly got mixed reviews, I loved it instantly and ordered it constantly on PPV until I managed to get my hands on a tape of it. It is truly hilarious and the comedy team of Goldie Hawn & Steve Martin is absolutely magical perfection. This movie has so many laughs in it that one would be hard pressed to pick 1 certain defining moment but it is well worth the price and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh. Also recommended is Goldie's other hit from the summer of '92, "Death Becomes Her".
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    5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie
    I love this movie. I don't know how Gwen could have been played any better than she was by Goldie Hawn.
    Published 8 days ago by GranGrant
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best "feel good" movie EVER !!
    This is the funniest and most "feel good" movie for Goldie and Steve EVER in my opinion !! I've seen it hundreds of times and always get a good laugh every time. Read more
    Published 8 days ago by Patty
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great teaming of Martin & Hawn
    Great teaming of Martin & Hawn. I totally agree with the up-front review R.L. Holly (May 5, 2004). I don't think I could say it any better. Read more
    Published 9 days ago by eswan
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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    Published 9 days ago by I. Wilkinsw
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Excellent! Fun, clever, enjoyable every time!
    Published 9 days ago by Maurilio Garcia
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Love Goldie Hawn. Movie is great.
    Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Why I like this movie.
    Hilarious and romantic comedy about consequences of "stretching" the truth. It starts with martin building his dream house for girl friend and maybe future wife, shows her... Read more
    Published 17 days ago by donna
    5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, funny, funny
    This is a very funny movie that will keep you laughing. If you are having a bad day watch this movie it should help change the mood.
    Published 18 days ago by Charmell Dines
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Love it
    Published 20 days ago by Debbie
    1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy from MovieMars
    MovieMars sold a movie that I was unable to view...and would not stand behind the product. Do not buy from MovieMars.
    Published 20 days ago by Marlene M McFall
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