Goldie Hawn plays a love interest...kind of, the subject of a one night stand. Martin had built a house for his then girlfriend Becky, only for her to reject the house and break up with him. Gwen..played by Hawn, then moves into the house by herself and makes her self at home to the community and his parents alike all without Martin knowing.
Yea that really is the plot. It is silly and sets the stage for some pretty unique circumstances, but ultimately, it's way too silly. I know comedy films are supposed to be silly and have those dumb plot points, but this one was wayyyy too much. Being a huge Steve Martin fan, I thought he was really good here. Especially when he is shocked, his physical, and emotional comedy is top notch in most movies, and is on some display here.
The ending is beyond silly, and really just tries to tie strings that were never there to be tied in the first place.
It's the Goldie and Steve show, give me a front row seat.
Fun fact- Directed by the voice of Miss Piggy.
Yes, Frank Oz is great, and let's the leads shine in each scene.
You never know what will come out of Hawns mouth here.
Perfectly tailored for her here.
And Steve makes the best of every moment, esp his character singing an impromptu song to his dad - I burst out laughing at that and for several things in this one.
I LOVE this flick.
Hilarious one-liners and great stories that get bigger and bigger and bigger, and get a sweet pay off at the end.
It's all about a platform for the leads to get the most out of each situation.
It's cute and floats along with a wink to all its cliches - those cliches, I suspect, are why no one else here liked it - but all I cared about were the things they did with the material.
Especially on repeat viewings.
Not to be missed.
* The Jerk (1979)
* The Lonely Guy (1983)
* Parenthood (1989)
* Bowfinger (1999)