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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications, but it’s a lot more trouble than they think.
1949 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)
Loy specifying paint colors...one of her finest moments on film.
Disliking this because it's not screwball, which of course it isn't because it's from 1948, is sort of maddening.
Anyone expecting a screwball comedy is going to be disappointed, but this is a fantastic satire.
a very underrated comedy. 4.5 stars.
I could have done without Melvyn Douglas' narration. Otherwise, a classic gentle observational comedy. H.C. Potter should get more respect.
Myrna Loy plus Cary Grant automatically equals a screwball, right? Wrong. Disappointing!