“Half the things we tell ourselves are fiction.”
Plot – Newton Davis, a famous architect who lives in Boston, is in love with Becky and to propose himself he has built the house of her dreams in Dobbs Mill, New England, the town where they both were born. Becky refuses to marry him and Davis returns to Boston leaving the house empty without selling it. Three months later, participating to a dinner in a restaurant, Newton meets a lively waitress, Gwen, who later agrees to take a walk with him. Surprised by a violent rain, the two take refuge in Gwen's nearby house and spend the night together. The next morning when she wakes up, the woman finds herself alone in the bed as Newton has left her without saying anything. Unfortunately he has forgotten there the Dobbs Mill house's project and Gwen, disappointed, decides to settle herself there. When she visits Dobbs Mill, she pretends to be Davis' wife with the shopkeepers and his parents, Edna and George, who welcome her affectionately.
All actors – Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat, Peter MacNicol, Richard B. Shull, Laurel Cronin, Roy Cooper, Christopher Durang, Heywood Hale Broun, Cherry Jonesshow all
“HouseSitter” Quotes 10 quotes
“- Marty: Davis, if I take that in there and Moseby starts carrying on about how brilliant it is... I'm going to take the credit.
- Newton Davis: What? You're my friend, where are your ethics?
- Marty: My ethics are that I know this about myself, so I'm not going to take this in there and screw you over.”
What do you say, Gwen? "Gwen" do you get off... and "gwhere" can we "gwo"?
“- Moseby: What kind of work are you in, Bernie?
- Ralph: I'm retired.
- Moseby: Oh? From what?
- Ralph: From all the big hairy bullshit.”
“Wow! You're a genius. You're like the Ernest Hemingway of bullshit.”
“- Becky Metcalf: I didn't want to marry a dreamer. I'm not that brave. But when I see you through Gwen's eyes you look very different to me.
- Newton Davis: How?
- Becky Metcalf: Well, I could see how a dreamer, with somebody who believes in him, could do great things.”
“- Newton Davis: It's not a marriage! It is a simple arrangement in which I will share my house with her and in exchange for which she will argue with me in public and generally make my life incredibly terrible.
- Marty: That's marriage.”
“Why didn't you just kick him in the balls and tell him he has ugly children?”
“Everyone around here keeps treating me like I'm somebody... except you.”