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

you know what I mean?

- Sure. So is that where she's from?

- Who?

The babe who thought the house

was too big for her finger.

Oh, Becky.

No, no, that's over.

I bet you still have

her picture in your wallet.

- Get outta there. Get outta my...

- C'mon, let me see.

Hey, you knocked me

into the water there.

- Who cares about wallet photos?

- You could go to jail for this.

No, that's her

in the 6th grade.

I got a more up-to-date.

Let's see, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th...

Let me just jump ahead.

That's Becky, but it's over, believe me.

Did you see that picture?

Was she a cute baby?

Is that funny?


Here's her driver's license.

She was gonna throw this away.

I said, "Are you crazy?

That's a cute picture."

Anyway, I don't even

go up there anymore.

I probably should take the

ribbon off the house, right?

You mean you still own it

and nobody's living in it?

Yeah, it's a waste, huh?

It's just so nice up there,

especially this time of the year

with the leaves changing.

And it's got this wraparound porch

that looks onto a pond.

And in the living room, it's got these

switchback stairs that go up to a loft.

Sorry, I still get

a little excited about it.

I mean,

I don't use it, but...

- But what?

- I just can't bring myself to sell it.

It's like I'm stuck where I am,

like I can't change it.

- Did you ever feel like that?

- No.

- No?

- No, I...

I change myself

all the time.

If things aren't workin' out,

I change what I do, change where I live,

I change myself.

- You're Hungarian one minute

and a law student the next.

Ooh! This is fabulous!

Oh, I love it.

We're back where

we started from.

Ooh, yeah, it's where I live,

above the restaurant.

I told you it was close

but you said you wanted some air,

so we went for a walk.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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