Mill Creek Through the Decades: 1990s Collection: Housesitter (1992)

Newton Davis (Steve Martin) made a dream house for the love of his life Becky (Dana Delany) and proposed. She turned him down and ever since, he’s struggled for a reason to live. Months later, he tells the whole sad story to Gwen (Goldie Hawn), a waitress at a Hungarian restaurant that he thinks can’t speak English. She can and they end up having a one night stand.

Except that Gwen moves in.

Into the dream house.

And she ends up ruining and saving Newton’s life.

The action all takes place in and around a 1800-square-foot, three-bedroom home that won the House Beautiful/American Wood Council Award for Best Small House of 1990. And thanks to a great script by Mark Stein (who wrote the book How the States Got Their Shapes) and Brian Grazer (SplashArmed and Dangerous), able direction by Frank Oz and the timing of Martin and Hawn, this film transcends the cliches of romcoms and delivers a heartwarming and hilarious treat.

Mill Creek’s Through the Decades: 1990s Collection has some great movies for a great price like White PalaceOne True ThingDonnie BrascoThe Devil’s OwnThe MatchmakerAnacondaI Know What You Did Last SummerThe Freshman and The Deep End of the Ocean. You can get it from Deep Discount.

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