Synopsis: Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help th
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Frank Oz
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Oh, you will?

I can sleep.

- Oh, I love you.

- No sweat.


- Hey, guys!

- Hey, Gwen.

Come on, chop-chop.

Let's get home.


Good night, little Howie.


you tricked me.

Why were you pretending

to be Hungarian?

- Ambience.

- Ambience, yeah. But you still tricked me.

- I didn't trick you. I deceived you.

- What's the difference?

- Intention.

- Intention?

- Are you a law student or something?

- Hey!

I guessed it? You're a law student?

Where do you go to school?

Don't you mean

"gwhere" do I go to school?

I, I admit, I was

a little condescending.

Yeah, when you thought

I was just a waitress.

- I'm sorry. I apologize.

- I'm not a law student.

Why'd you tell me

you were a law student?

I didn't. You told me I was a law student.

I just told you I wasn't a law student.


Listen, can...

can we go somewhere?

- Get coffee or something?

- No, I really have to get home.

Share my cab.

I could give you a lift.

Thank you very much,

but it's real close.

I'll walk you.

I could use some air.


There's all these cities

I want to live in before I die,

and Boston happened to be one.

There's New York, which is

where I came up here from.

Before that there was Seattle, San

Francisco, Santa Fe, New Orleans,

- Akron.

- Akron?

Yeah, well...

It was a detour, you know.

But I lived there

so I count it.

Before that, there was

Toledo, where I grew up.

- Gosh, I've never lived anywhere.

- How can you never live anywhere?

Well, just here

and Dobb's Mill.

That's where I grew up.

It's about 50 miles from here.

It's one of those

white-picket-fence sort of towns,

with your basic church steeple,

town square,

and big firemen's

pancake breakfasts.

All the kids

grew up together.

And everybody knows you,

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