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

Where are you taking me?

Where am I?

- I don't know. I'm blindfolded too.

- Davis!

- I'm just kidding. We're almost there.

- Almost where?

You are so nuts!

We're here.

What is this?

- Will you marry me?

- What?

Becky, I have loved you

since the 9th grade. Marry me.

You bought this house?

Bought it?

I'm an architect!

I designed it!

I built it!

You built this house...

for me?

For us.

- You are so nuts!

- And you are so sane. It's perfect!

This is like something

out of a fairy tale.

So, will you?


I now dedicate this building

to the great city of Boston.


- Congratulations.

- Thank you, thank you.

Thank you so much.

Thank you, Frank.

Gentlemen, welcome to the Budapest.

Drink up.

Everybody, more champagne.

Welcome to the Budapest.

Haven't seen you in a long time.

Welcome to the Budapest.

Have a great time.

Ah, Mr. Moseby, welcome

to The Cafe Budapest.

I still think it's a boring building,

no matter how you look at it.

The absolute best thing about this

building, in two words, "billable hours."

- But did you enjoy doing it? Whoa.

- That didn't factor in.

- Whoa! Whoa!

- Okay, okay.

- Where are you from?

- Eh?

Where are you from?

- Are you from Hungary?

- Yes, Hungary.

- He wants to know if you speak English.

- Uh?

- He said,

"Are you ticklish? Do you spank?"


Gwen is

to be called Gwen.

Go, go, go. Work, work, work.

Enjoy the party, gentlemen.

Enjoy the party.

- She liked you.

- What are you talking about?

She could have liked you.

You just gotta make it happen, Davis.

- Hi, Davis.

- Hi, Mr. Calvin.

Becky is over.

That was months ago.

- You've gotta find a way to transcend.

- Yeah, but how?

- Get laid.

- Marty, you're my most disgusting friend.

How about Denise?

What about Patricia?

- I know she had the hots for you.

- What are the hots?

Moseby, eleven o'clock.

Hi, Mr. Moseby. Congratulations

on another beautiful job.

- Thank you, Marty.

Everyone has a right to feel proud.


I don't know if it's the champagne

talking or not, but I wanna say,

your leadership has been an inspiration

to all of us on the project.

- I hope I've not embarrassed you.

- Not at all.

- Mr. Moseby, congratulations.

Very good job.

Charlie, thank you.

- I don't know if you know Davis

from the firm?


Mr. Moseby.

Uh, the building...


It's there.


Uh, you know that Boston Bank building

you designed years ago?

I've stood on the sidewalk

for hours absorbing that structure.

- It still surprises me.

- Thank you, Davis.

Don't you think we should be going

for that kind of originality...

instead of these same designs

over and over,

this cookie-cutter


Don't you feel we're just

going through the motions?

We are the largest

architectural firm in New England.

Evidently some people

like what we do.

Are you insane?

Why didn't you kick him in the balls

and tell him he has ugly children?

I thought he'd appreciate

a fresh point of view.

Why would you think that?

He's the boss!

If I could find the right doctor,

I'd have my lips sewn to his ass.

We're different.

- Yes. Come Monday,

I will still have a job.

Hi, Mr. Simpson.

Is Gwen, yes? I remember

beautiful Gwen from Hungary...

who speaks no English.

That is a drawing of

an engagement ring,

which I designed

and even built.

But, as engagement rings go,

it turned out to be a little, you know,

"big" for the lady.

What do you say, Gwen?

"Gwhen" do you get off...

and "gwhere" can we "gwo"?

- Oh God.

- Good night, kiddo.

- Good night.

- I'll take care of opening tomorrow.

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