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She's turning his house into a home...hers!
After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as his wife. Gwen's ruse is so effective that by the time Newton learns of his "marriage," the entire town feels like they know him.
You really can't go wrong with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.
This is a woefully underrated comedy reminiscent of the great con-woman movies of the 30's (think Bringing Up Baby). I kept waiting for it to somehow go limp and conventional, but it resisted that expectation. It's consistantly inventive and original.
Goldie Hawn's adorableness and Steve Martin's likeability keep the movie watchable, but the movie utterly fails as a comedy, as someone forgot to put comedy in this movie.
Funny comedy with the duo Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn who would work together one more time in another comedy - The Out-of-Towners - which is not as good as this one.
Forgot just how damn funny this movie is. Must watch more Steve Martin movies this summer
Martin and Hawn are always fun to watch and they had some chemistry, but it wasn't very funny and kind of dull at times.
Like the movie took forever to get going as Hawn is alone for awhile, and it doesn't seem to spark until Martin shows up.
It's all quite predictable in the end.
Fun film, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn making for an amiable pair. "I just punched an innocent Hungarian in the face!".
Not the best comedy but it has some funny moments.
The year was 1992, I had not long started 1st year at my new high school. One Saturday I was taken to see this by one of my new classmates and his family, I remember thinking at the time there was surely some better films in the cinema for us to see. To my amazement I actually enjoyed this film.
Now over 20 years later I am surprised to say that for me this still holds up ok and I still find it funny. Corny it may be, overly sentimental it definitely is - but the mix of Hawn and Martin's comedy talents works really well. Their chemistry may not set the screen alight but they play well enough off each other to make this still an enjoyable watch.
2 out of 5 (C)
Uneven but likeable comedy about a pathological liar who lies her way into a fake marriage with a down-on-his-luck architect, which he goes along with once he sees it is to his advantage.
Steve Martin and Frank Oz have done some great work together, so when I realized Oz directed this I checked it out. I like everyone involved and was hoping for a unappreciated forgotten gem.
There are some funny scenes, with a few laugh-out-loud moments. The comedy at times is quite smart. I found it interesting that the shoe didn't drop by the end, but I was still left feeling like I wanted something more to make this a satisfying watch.
Weak not recommend.
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Movie title which has a job title in the...title.
Suggestions welcome although I will give fair warning, I will only…
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This is the list of all the movies I have seen in my lifetime. I have been keeping this list…