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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)
I could have done without Melvyn Douglas' narration. Otherwise, a classic gentle observational comedy. H.C. Potter should get more respect.
Loy specifying paint colors...one of her finest moments on film.
Careful what you wish for, Hollywood, because you tend to get it. They could facilitate real art and rake in mad piles of cash like the Medicis but would rather bleed money for pap. Too smart to realize how dumb they are.
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.
Myrna Loy plus Cary Grant automatically equals a screwball, right? Wrong. Disappointing!