HouseSitter (1992)


215px-housesitterpromoposter“Wow! You’re a genius. You’re like the Ernest Hemingway of bullsh*t.” – Newton Davis

Number of Times Seen – Between 5-10 times (Theater in ’92, video, cable, DVD, 19 Mar 2006 and 19 Oct 2016)

Brief Synopsis – After having a one night stand with an architect, a waitress moves into his vacant house in a small town and pretends to be his wife.

My Take on it – I have adored this movie ever since I first saw it in the theater 24 years ago.

Both Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn thrive within the script because their characters are so energized and  passionate throughout.

I loved listening to them spew more and more lies because it makes you constantly wonder how long they will be able to keep the charade going.

This is even more remarkable because they keep upping the stakes which potentially makes it more and more dangerous for them to continue.

This makes things even more suspenseful for us to watch it all unfold.

Great supporting cast helps keep the two leads constantly in check.

Bottom Line – Such a fun rom-com that features Martin and Hawn giving their best. The comedy of errors works quite well and I liked how the lies just grew bigger and bigger. The suspencefullness of it all actually works because we want to constantly know how they will avoid getting caught over and over.  Great supporting cast helps keep things moving. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Meg Ryan was originally set to star as Gwen. When Ryan declined, the producers opted for Kim Basinger. But Basinger also declined, so Goldie Hawn took the part.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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